Public meeting Aug. 31 about changes at C.J. Brown Dam and Reservoir

Published Aug. 28, 2010

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District and the Friends of the Buck Creek Recreation Corridor are sponsoring an informal public meeting to discuss proposed changes to the fall transition from summer to winter pool at C.J. Brown Dam and Reservoir, Springfield, Ohio. The purpose of this re-regulation is to provide weekend releases that enhance downstream river recreation during the lake's fall drawdown. The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 6-9 pm at Wittenberg University’s Joseph C. Shouvlin Center, Room 201, Springfield.

The meeting will include an overview of the ongoing efforts to develop a viable river recreation opportunity along Buck Creek within the City of Springfield, Ohio, by the Friends of the Buck Creek Recreation Corridor.  This presentation will be hosted by John Loftis, who has been involved with this project since 2002. Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will discuss reservoir regulation process and environmental concerns. The Corps personnel will outline several different operational scenarios to be investigated over the course of the next three years. After these presentations, a question and answer period will be offered.

C.J. Brown Dam and Reservoir is a multi-purpose flood damage reduction project owned and operated by the Corps of Engineers Louisville District. The project went into operation in 1974 and has provided an estimated $5,961,000 in flood mitigation damages prevented since its completion. In addition to flood mitigation, the project is authorized for recreation, fish and wildlife enhancement and water quality.


Release no. 10-016

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Public meeting Aug. 31 about changes at C.J. Brown Dam and Reservoir

Published Aug. 28, 2010

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District and the Friends of the Buck Creek Recreation Corridor are sponsoring an informal public meeting to discuss proposed changes to the fall transition from summer to winter pool at C.J. Brown Dam and Reservoir, Springfield, Ohio. The purpose of this re-regulation is to provide weekend releases that enhance downstream river recreation during the lake's fall drawdown. The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 6-9 pm at Wittenberg University’s Joseph C. Shouvlin Center, Room 201, Springfield.

The meeting will include an overview of the ongoing efforts to develop a viable river recreation opportunity along Buck Creek within the City of Springfield, Ohio, by the Friends of the Buck Creek Recreation Corridor.  This presentation will be hosted by John Loftis, who has been involved with this project since 2002. Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will discuss reservoir regulation process and environmental concerns. The Corps personnel will outline several different operational scenarios to be investigated over the course of the next three years. After these presentations, a question and answer period will be offered.

C.J. Brown Dam and Reservoir is a multi-purpose flood damage reduction project owned and operated by the Corps of Engineers Louisville District. The project went into operation in 1974 and has provided an estimated $5,961,000 in flood mitigation damages prevented since its completion. In addition to flood mitigation, the project is authorized for recreation, fish and wildlife enhancement and water quality.


Release no. 10-016