Battle Creek Watershed Improvement Project Open House July 9

Battle Creek Watershed Improvement Project Open House July 9


NORFOLK, Nebraska – JEO Consulting Group Inc. will facilitate a public open house regarding the Battle Creek Watershed Improvement Project Work Plan - Environmental Assessment (Plan-EA). The Open House will be held virtually through Zoom July 9, 2020, from 5-6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and will be recorded with a link to the recording posted on the ower Elkhorn Natural Resources District's (LENRD) website the following day.

LENRD is partnering with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to complete the work plan. 

The Battle Creek Watershed Improvement Project, located in Madison County, is a potential project with purposes relating to flood prevention, watershed protection, agricultural water management and public recreation. The proposed purposes and associated alternatives will be determined as the development of the Plan-EA progresses. During the July 9 meeting, attendees will be able to learn more about the Plan-EA from project personnel, as well as ask questions and provide feedback. Written comment will be accepted for up to 14 days after the meeting.

The Plan-EA is being prepared to fulfill National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) responsibilities pertaining to federal financial assistance received through the NRCS’s Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations (WFPO) Program.  Part of this project includes an evaluation of environmental resources and impact considerations, and all information gathered during the public meeting will help guide the planning process.

The Battle Creek Watershed Improvement Project Plan-EA is scheduled to be finalized in 2021, and the LENRD has retained JEO Consulting Group to assist in developing the plan.

Any written comments or requests regarding the project should be submitted to Adam Rupe with JEO at arupe [at] or 402-435-3080. Comments can also be submitted to the JEO Lincoln office at 2700 Fletcher Avenue, Lincoln, NE, 68504.

Refer to the LENRD’s website at for the Zoom link and additional information, or contact the office in Norfolk at 402-371-7313.