Project Sponsors

Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)

Current Status

The project is currently on hold pending review and approval of the MOA. Due to the age of the Section 204 Integrated Detailed Project Report and Environmental Assessment, significant updates are needed to support the approval of the MOA.

Additional funding would be needed to confirm the recommended plan, refresh the environmental compliance documentation, and update the project costs. As there are currently no funds available to complete these updates, the Corps recommended suspension of this project to the non-federal sponsor.

Project Description and Background

Project includes beneficial use of dredged material from Waukegan Harbor Approach Channel to protect critical habitat for the federally endangered Piping Plover and three other state listed species from shore erosion.

An Integrated Detailed Project Report was completed on 13 March 2013.  A memorandum of agreement (MOA) between USACE and IDNR is required for implementation of the project.  There is no model cost share agreement.

Project Authorization

Sec 204(d), WRDA 1992, as amended; Continuing Authorities Program (CAP)

Project Manager

Mike Nguyen

Project Location

City of Zion, Lake County, Illinois

Project Area / Photos

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