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Conneaut Creek Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration (GLFER) – Sea Lamprey Barrier Project

Buffalo District
Published May 15, 2024
Expiration date: 6/15/2024

This Public Notice has been prepared pursuant to Section 404(a) of the Clean Water Act (CWA). It is being administered in conformance with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) regulation, "Practice and Procedure: Final Rule for Operation and Maintenance of Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Projects involving the Discharge of Dredged Materials into Waters of the United States or Ocean Waters," 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 337.1. The purpose of this public notice is to specify what dredged or fill materials would be discharged into waters of the United States by implementation of the proposed action, advise all interested parties of the proposed project, and to provide an opportunity to submit comments or request a public hearing.

Since 1954, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) has been implementing a comprehensive sea lamprey control program to reduce impacts of the invasive sea lamprey population on native fish stocks in the Great Lakes.  Current sea lamprey control methods depend heavily on the use of chemical lampricides, and lampricide is applied in Conneaut Creek every two to five years to eliminate or reduce larval sea lamprey populations.  Significant cost as well as public and ecological concern are associated with continued and repeated use of lampricide.  As such, the GLFC has committed to reduce lampricide application through the implementation of alternative lamprey control strategies, including the use of barriers to block sea lamprey migration into spawning areas.

Submit comments to: ConneautCreekGLFER@usace.army.mil


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