WILMINGTON, N.C. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Wilmington District, requests your attendance at a public scoping meeting regarding a Disposition Study focused on the three locks and dams included in the USACEs’ authorized project known as Cape Fear River, N.C., above Wilmington. Lock and Dam No. 1, Lock and Dam No. 2, and William O. Huske Lock and Dam, and associated properties, are all located on and bordering the Cape Fear River in Bladen County, North Carolina. This meeting is to inform the public having interest in the future condition and operation of the locks and dams of the disposition study’s process, milestones, timelines, and why the Cape Fear River Locks and Dams were selected for the study. At the meeting, attendees will also be given the opportunity to provide comments that identify significant resources and issues of concern with regard to the disposition study.
The study’s focus is on whether federal interest exists to retain the locks and dams for their authorized purpose of navigation, based on an evaluation and comparison of the benefits, costs, and impacts of continued operation, maintenance, repair, replacement, and rehabilitation, or whether deauthorization and disposal of the associated real property and Government-owned improvements is warranted.
This Public Scoping meeting is scheduled for Dec. 12, 2018, at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market (106 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive., Elizabethtown, NC, 28337) from 5:30-7 p.m.
Release no. 18-072