CCJWRD and Corps Working to Obtain Easements to Allow Environmental Monitoring

  • Printable One-Pager:Biotic and Geomorphic Monitoring
  • Video about Biological MonitoringAs part of the FM Area Diversion Project, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for studying the land and water resources in the area to evaluate any affects from the Project.

    The Corps has been studying various environmental conditions at sites across the region since 2012, and is now looking to conduct additional monitoring of biotic (biological) and geomorphic conditions along area waterways. More information about the environmental monitoring program can be found in the Corps Adaptive Management Plan, which is Appendix G of the Supplemental Environmental Assessment.

    In order to access sites and conduct the monitoring, the Cass County Joint Water Resource District is seeking to purchase easements from property owners adjacent to the monitoring sites. Property owners have been contacted by the CCJWRD and invited to informational meetings where representatives from the Corps and CCJWRD will share additional information about the monitoring program and process. In total, over 400 property easements need to be secured for environmental monitoring study.

    Individuals who are not property owners, but would like more information about environmental studies or the property rights acquisition process can email or call the CCJWRD at 701-298-2381.