Below is a summary of the public notice, for a complete copy of the notice, with maps and attachments, please download the mccook 408 file by clicking here.
PUBLIC NOTICE - REQUEST FOR PERMISSION TO MODIFY A U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PROJECT UNDER SECTION 408
Public Notice/Application Number: MC-15-01
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
111 East Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611
The proposed action is an alteration to the Federal Chicagoland Underflow Project (CUP) McCook Reservoir Project that includes the construction of a new 20-foot diameter tunnel from the Des Plaines 33-foot diameter Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP) tunnel southern terminus straight to the reservoir. An outlet structure would be constructed at the terminus of the new tunnel in the reservoir. The new tunnel would be 5,350 feet long and would include isolation gates. The direct tunnel connection between the Des Plaines TARP Tunnel and the McCook Reservoir would allow for gravity flow into the reservoir under a full range of operating conditions. The gates would regulate up to 11,000 cfs of flow from the Des Plaines TARP tunnel into the reservoir. The authorized storage allocation for the Des Plaines TARP Tunnel system of 2000 acre-feet will not change with this modification. (See drawings in the attachment). A detailed description of this proposal is provided on page 2 of the attachment.
Location of Proposed Action
Location: McCook, Illinois; Township and Range: 38N12E
Interested parties are hereby notified that a request for permission to modify a Federal project has been received for the activity described herein and as shown on the attached drawings. You are invited to provide your comments by 13 October 2015 on the proposed work, which will become part of the record and will be considered in the decision on the request. Permission will be issued or denied under Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 408).
Written comments shall be mailed to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District,
Planning, Programs and Project Management Division,
Project Management Branch
ATTN Mr. Michael Padilla, Project Manager
231 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1437
Electronic comments may be sent to:
It should be noted that ALL comments received by this office (via hard copy or electronic) will only be accepted with the full name and address of the individual commenting, and must be received by the close of the public notice period.