ASHDOWN, Ark. -- The Army Corps of Engineers’ Millwood Lake Project Office will suspend shoreline activity requests beginning Jan. 1, 2020 to establish a baseline of the lake for officials to use while revising its 45-year-old master plan and 7-year-old shoreline management plan.
Shoreline activity requests will not be accepted during the master plan revision and all zoning and shoreline management regulations will remain in effect until the plans are complete.
A series of public workshops will be held to inform the public about the process used to update the Millwood Lake Master Plan and Shoreline Management Plan. The workshops will also allow project personnel to gather information from local residents and park visitors. The locations, dates and times of these workshops will be announced in the near future.
At the public workshops, representatives from the Corps of Engineers will be present to answer questions on the master plan and shoreline management plan revision process, to include explaining the difference between a master plan and a shoreline management plan. Anyone with any interest in the future management of Millwood Lake is encouraged to attend.
The Corps’ master plans are used to guide all use and development of a project’s federal public lands and waters for environmental stewardship and recreation related purposes, throughout its life.
Most of Little Rock District’s master plans were completed in the 1970’s, with supplements added through the years to document change for that specific time.
The shoreline management plan for Millwood Lake establishes policy and furnishes guidelines for the protection and preservation of the desirable environmental characteristics of the shoreline while maintaining a balance between public and private shoreline use.
If you have questions about the moratorium contact the Millwood Lake Project Office at 870-898-3343.
Recreation information can be found on the Internet at www.swl.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/littlerockusace, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/usacelittlerock.
Release no. 19-205