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Corps seeking public comments on Kotzebue Harbor Feasibility Report

Published Jan. 9, 2019
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District prepared a draft feasibility report and environmental assessment on the proposed navigation improvements at Cape Blossom about 12 miles south of Kotzebue.

The proposed project and preliminary analysis of potential environmental impacts are described in the draft report, which is being submitted to elicit public review and comment on the Corps’ recommendation to dredge a 4,700 foot channel from about -26 feet mean lower low water extending to a dock located at -12 feet MLLW. This effort would remove about 707,000 cubic yards of material. A trestle that extends from the uplands to the dock would be constructed as well.

The report will be available for 30 days until February 8. It may be viewed on the Alaska District’s website at: On that webpage, look under “Documents Available for Public Review” and expand the Civil Works link.

Comments may be submitted to the address below or via email to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District
Post Office Box 6898
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska 99506-0898

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John Budnik

Release no. 19-002