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Stump Creek Flood Risk Management   

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Stump Creek Project Team
Regional Planning and Environmental Services
USACE, Fort Worth District
P.O Box 17300
Fort Worth, TX 76102


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We want to hear your thoughts!

A public comment period on this study and its alternatives will be held November 13 to December 13, 2023.

You can submit your comments online HERE.

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Stump Creek Project Team
Regional Planning and Environment Center
USACE, Fort Worth District
P.O. Box 17300
Fort Worth, TX 76102


Clearing & Snagging for Flood Risk Management

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants your feedback on the Stump Creek, Little Rock, Ark. Clearing and Snagging for Flood Risk Managment Study. 


In response to complaints of flooding along Stump Creek in Little Rock, Ark. USACE in partnership with the city of Little Rock is conducting a study known as a "Detailed Project Report" under Section 208 of the Flood Control Act of 1954, which allows for in-stream clearing and snagging projects in the interest of flood risk management. The study will evaluate different approaches to reducing flood risk to properties adjacent to Stump Creek.


A number of measures were proposed to address Stump Creek's flood risk concerns, and those measures were then used to form alternatives to be further evaluated. The most efficient alternatives to be carried forward are:

No Action - As required by the National Environmental Policy Act or NEPA, implementing no changes to Stump Creek will be evaluated under the No Action Alternative.

Alternative 4a - Involves clearing and snagging about 100 feet upstream of Reck Road; clearing, snagging, and excavation for the first 1500 feet (approximate) downstream of Reck Road; clearing and snagging only for the remaining 750 (approximate) feed downstream.

Alternative 4b - Involves clearing and snagging for approximately 100 feet upstream of Reck Road; clearing, snagging, and excavation for (approximately) 2,300 feet downstream of Reck Road. This is the recommended plan.

What is Clearing and Snagging?

Clearing and snagging is a process that entails the mechanical and / or by-hand clearing of dead and down vegetation, as well as living vegetation (trees and shrubs – especially fast growing invasives).

To learn more about the study and to review the official study documents please visit our documents page

What is NEPA?

The National Environmental Policy Act is our basic national charter for protection of the environment. It is foremost a procedural law that helps ensure that federal decision makers take a hard look at the potential effects of a proposed action and allow the public and other stakeholders to comment on the federal agency’s effects analysis and consideration of reasonable alternatives. The NEPA analysis helps these decision makers understand the environmental consequences of the alternatives in comparative form before making a decision. This “hard look” is informed by the public and other stakeholders, starting with a project or study’s scoping phase.

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The environmental review process that accompanies Corps planning studies and its value to the public are not always easy to understand. Recognizing this, and to help the public and organizations effectively participate in federal agency environmental reviews, the Council on Environmental Quality wrote the informational A Citizen’s Guide to the NEPA