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Coon Creek & West Fork Kickapoo Watershed Study (NRCS) Public Scoping Meetings - June 22 & 23

La Crosse, Monroe, and Vernon Counties, WI, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), are preparing watershed plans and environmental impact statements (EIS) for both the Coon Creek and West Fork Kickapoo watersheds to address flooding and the failed flood control dams. Alternatives include dam decommissioning, replacement of the dams, conservation practices in the upper watershed to reduce runoff, and improvements downstream of the dams to reduce flooding or mitigate flood damages.  Information gathered from agencies, interested parties, and the public on a range of possible alternatives will aid in refining the alternatives, identifying potential environmental issues, and selection of a preferred alternative.

Information regarding the proposed alternatives will be available on the project website at least one week prior to the first meeting, www.wfkandccwatersheds.com. If you would like mapping in hard copy format, please contact Keri Hill, Project Manager, at the contact below.

The West Fork Kickapoo Watershed meeting will be held on June 22nd at the Cashton Community Hall, 812 Main Street, Cashton, WI at 5:30pm.

The Coon Creek Watershed meetings will be held on June 23rd at the Coon Valley Legion Hall, 105 Park St, Coon Valley, WI, at 5:30pm.

The meeting will follow current COVID-19 guidelines. As of the publication of this notice, COVID-19 restrictions will include face masks and limited seating. Chairs will be spaced every six feet. Only one representative from each household should attend in-person. Remote viewing of the live presentation will be available through Microsoft Teams; visit the project website at www.wfkandccwatersheds.com for the web link and instructions.

Written comments will be accepted through 7/16/21 and recorded in the public record. Written comments can be (i) presented at the meetings, (ii) submitted through Microsoft Teams during the meetings, (iii) submitted on the project website, (iv) emailed to khill@sundance-inc.net, or (v) mailed to Sundance Consulting, 305 N. 3rd Ave, Ste B, Pocatello, ID 83201. Verbal comments may be left via voicemail at (208)550-2056.

Services for persons with disabilities will be made available if notice is received in advance of the meeting by calling or emailing Keri Hill at (208)550-2056, khill@sundance-inc.net.  



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