U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks comments on Minot project

MINOT, N.D. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public comment on its final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), for the Souris River flood protection program in North Dakota.

The EIS posted Thursday that the project's overview and focus is on the phases through Minot ready to begin construction.

The Souris River Joint Water Resources Board is proposing to alter Minot's current flood reduction project by constructing new levees and flood walls.

The EIS is one part of the information needed for the Corps' consideration of a Section 408 permit for the flood protection construction. The permit is one of the major components for the project to continue.

The statement is online and at Minot's libraries. Public review and comment for the statement will end in August.