The Maumelle River Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Study is a partnership between the USACE and non-federal sponsor Central Arkansas Water. Section 206 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996, as amended (Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration), is one of nine legislative authorities under which the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, is authorized to plan, design, and implement certain types of water resources projects without additional project specific congressional authority.
In this case, the Little Rock District and Central Arkansas water are working together in hopes to restore habitat and reforest 140 acres of former agricultural land with hardwood trees.
As part of the study we will share the documents developed by the study including drafts of the feasibility report and environmental assessment with the public. These documents will be available for public comment soon.