The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District and City of Chicago invite you to participate in public meetings for the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) Dredged Material Management Plan and integrated Environmental Impact Statement:
WHEN: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
WHERE: Chicago Public Library Vodak East Side Branch 3710 E. 106th St. Chicago, IL 60617
TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Doors open & registration for spoken comments
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Presentation followed by public comments; Q&A to follow (if time allows)
The same workshop will be repeated:
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2019
WHERE: Calumet Park (gymnasium) 9801 S. Avenue G Chicago, IL 60617
TIME: 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Doors open & registration for spoken comments
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Presentation followed by public comments; Q&A to follow (if time allows)
The purpose of the study is to identify and evaluate alternatives for dredged material management for the CAWS, which is made up of six federal navigation projects: Calumet Harbor and River; the Calumet-Saganashkee (Cal-Sag) Channel; Chicago Harbor; Chicago River; the South Branch of the Chicago River; and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. The Corps analyzed alternatives that could safely confine 20 years' worth of dredged material generated in the operation and maintenance of the federal navigation channels of the CAWS.
These meetings are being held in order to present the results of the study and provide an opportunity for submitting comments.
More information can be found on the project website at:
Release no. 19-005