The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting meetings THIS WEEK in Missouri and Arkansas about their MASTER PLAN for Bull Shoals Lake. PLEASE ATTEND ONE OF THESE MEETINGS. The Corps of Engineers will be talking about the management of land around the lake edge and that “it may affect future recreational opportunities and natural resource management” according to this document.
Could this have a negative economic impact on that area? Every business owner in that area should attend one of these meetings, as should any property owner with land on or near Bulls Shoals Lake.
We apologize for the late notice. We were only just made aware of this information.
What is a Master Plan? We found this information at this U.S. Army Corps of Engineers page:
“A master plan is the guidance document that describes how the resources of the lake will be managed in the future and provides the vision for how the lake should look in the future. The master plan does not address the details of how and where shoreline use permits may be issued, however, it does set the stage for implementation of the shoreline management program.” [highlight emphasis ours]
Here’s a map showing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Divisions and Districts. Here’s what Wikipedia says about it:
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is organized geographically into eight permanent divisions, one provisional division, one provisional district, and one research command reporting directly to the HQ. Within each division, there are several districts. Districts are defined by watershed boundaries for civil works projects and by political boundaries for military projects.”
US Army Corps Civil Eng Map of Divisions & Districts
Map credit from this site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army_Corps_of_Engineers
It’s clear to us that the federal government (namely EPA) wants to regulate all U.S. water, even in normally dry places which receive occasional rain. However, Secure Arkansas believes that the 1972 Clean Water Act should NOT be expanded beyond congressional intent through so-called guidance documents or closed-door rules and regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Click here to read some history about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Just a reminder to everyone: our governor could deny the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers access to our state.
PLEASE let us hear back from you after you attend one of the meetings!
Securing the blessings of liberty,