Expiration date: 2/28/2023
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Commonwealth of Virginia, acting through its agent, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, announce the release of the Draft Chesapeake Bay Oyster Recovery Program Great Wicomico River Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA). This Draft SEA evaluates alternatives that have the potential to improve the current and future function of eight restored reefs in the Great Wicomico River, Virginia. The study recommends expanding one reef, upgrading low-relief areas (2-4 inches high) of several reefs using small, 3-inch stone to a height of 12 inches, and adding large stones for additional habitat. Public comments should be submitted by Feb. 28, 2023.