The department proposes to issue a Section 401 Water Quality Certification to Lake Center Marina, subject to general or special conditions. The department invites the public to review and offer written comments on the proposed certification conditions until Jan. 26, 2022. The public can review the proposed certification conditions below. Other relevant information is available for review and copying upon request. Written comments may be submitted by mail to Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Water Quality Certification, PO Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the certification number in the comment letter.
Lake Center Marina requested Section 401 Water Quality Certification accompany the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) Permit MVS-2016-00764. Lake Center Marina would like to conduct dredging operations within the pre-existing harbor on the right descending bank of the Mississippi River, located approximately on River Mile 224.4. The proposed dredging will only remove material deposited by the river by high water events and will not alter the previously authorized contours of the marina. The dredge material would be placed outside the mouth of the marina in deeper portions of the river that are not in the designated navigation channel of the Mississippi River. The applicant is proposing to dredge a maximum of 60,000 cubic yards of material over a 5-year period.