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Longmeadow Country Club seeks Corps of Engineers permit to excavate sediment from pond in Longmeadow

Published Oct. 18, 2011

CONCORD, Mass. – The Longmeadow Country Club is seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District in conjunction with work in waters of the United States to excavate sediment from a pond in Longmeadow, Mass.

The Longmeadow Country Club proposes the excavation of about 8,000 cubic yards of sediment in about 2.1 acres from the pond bottom in order to deepen the pond and maintain its open water character for irrigational uses at the golf course. The discharge of dredge or fill material would occur from the placing of swamp mats on the dewatered pond bottom for equipment access and the grading of the pond bottom with excavators in a 2.1-acre area of the pond.

The excavated sediment would be trucked off-site and disposed of at an upland disposal area. The 3.3 acre pond would be dewatered using the pond drain and a pump and bypass system in order for excavators and dump trucks to access the pond. The work is proposed in Longmeadow Country Club Pond located at 400 Shaker Road in Longmeadow.

The application for the federal permit was filed with the Corps of Engineers in compliance with Section 404 of

the Clean Water Act, which regulates the discharge or fill of material in United States waters, including wetlands. The public notice can be viewed on the Corps website at  http://www.nae.usace.army.mil. Select Regulatory/Permitting and then weekly public notices.

Public comments on the Corps permit review (File # NAE-2011-1351) should be forwarded no later than Nov. 18, 2011 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Regulatory Division (ATTN: John Sargent), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742-2751. Additional information is available from Permit Project Manager John Sargent at 978-318-8026 or toll free 800-343-4789 or 800-362-4367 (if calling from within Massachusetts) or by email to: john.c.sargent@usace.army.mil.

Tim Dugan

Release no. 2011-098