Table Rock master plan revisions require temporary halt to shoreline management requests

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District
Story by Jay Townsend

Date: 11.07.2012
Posted: 11.07.2012 16:44
News ID: 97442

BRANSON, Mo. -- The Army Corps of Engineers’ Table Rock Project Office will suspend shoreline activity requests beginning Dec. 1 to establish a baseline of the lake for officials to use while revising its 36-year-old master plan.

Shoreline activity request will not be accepted during the master plan revision and all zoning and shoreline management regulations will remain in effect until the plan is complete.

Three public workshops will be held to inform the public about the process used to update Table Rock’s master plan.

The workshops will be held from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Reeds Springs High School in Kimberling City, Mo., and Thursday, Nov. 29 at Shell Knob Elementary School in Shell Knob, Mo. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Dewey Short Visitor Center outside Branson, Mo.

The Corps’ master plans are used to guide all use and development of a project’s federal public lands and waters for environmental stewardship and recreation related purposes, throughout its life.

Most of Little Rock District’s master plans were completed in the 1970’s, with supplements added through the years to document change for that specific time.

At the public meeting, representatives from the Corps of Engineers and its contractors will present a background on the master plan revision process to include explaining the difference between a master plan and a shoreline management plan. Anyone with any interest in the future management of Table Rock Lake is encouraged to attend.

The public’s input may be provided at the workshops or during the public comment period. The comment period will be Nov. 14 through Dec. 14. Comments can be mailed to: Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, ATTN: Dana Coburn, P.O. Box 867, Little Rock, Ark., 72203. Or, you can email your comments to M4TRMP@usace.army.mil.

For more information about the master plan revision process go to the following website: http://www.swl.usace.army.mil/parks/tablerock/trmasterplan.htm or call Dana Coburn at 501-324-5601.