US Army Corps of Engineers
Little Rock District

BULL SHOALS LAKE MASTER PLAN REVISIONS REQUIRE TEMPORARY HALT TO SHORELINE MANAGEMENT REQUESTS

Published April 21, 2014

Mountain Home, Ark. -- The Army Corps of Engineers’ Mountain Home Project Office will suspend shoreline activity requests for Bull Shoals Lake beginning May 23 until Dec. 31, 2015  to establish a baseline of the lake for officials to use while revising its 40-year-old master 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 plan is complete.

A series of public workshops will be held to inform the public about the process used to update the Bull Shoals Lake Master 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 present an overview on the master 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 Bull Shoals 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.

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Contact
Bruce Caldwell
501-340-1425

Release no. 14-35