Expiration date: 2/12/2016
The applicant’s stated purpose is to “protect homes and property from erosion and loss, and to restore the gravel berm.” The applicant is proposing to relocate the existing Beluga Slough outlet channel 1000 feet (ft) northwest of the existing channel. The proposed project would require excavation of 2,000 cubic yards (cy) of material from below the mean high water mark (MHWM 17.3 ft) to construct a new outlet for Beluga Slough. Additionally 4,000 cy of material from above the MHWM will be excavated for the construction of the new outlet channel. The new outlet would be 10 ft wide at the base, by 500 ft long, and at the deepest point 8 ft deep with 10 to 1 side slopes at the completion of the construction. The excavation would be conducted during low tides while the project location is dewatered. The 2,200 cy of excavated material from the construction of the outlet would then be used to fill in the existing channel. The existing channel to be filled is 1,000 ft long, 20 ft wide, and 3 ft deep. The remaining 3,800 cy of material that would be excavated would be discharged below the high tide line (HTL 23.4 ft) over an area of 4 acres along the channel to be filled. The material would be smoothed and contoured to match the existing beach configuration. All work would be performed in accordance with the enclosed plan (sheets 1-4), dated January 18, 2015. Please contact Andy Mitzel at (907) 753-2689, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 420-0813, or by email at email@example.com if further information is desired concerning this notice.