Peoria Audubon Society is a local affiliate of both:
Marshall B. Plumley: US Army Corps of Engineers
Presented at meeting of Peoria Audubon Society: November 9, 2011
Peoria Riverfront Development:
Upper Mid-Sized Island Critical Restoration Project
Marshall Plumley of the US Army Corps of Engineers spoke and answered questions at the November 9 membership meeting of the Peoria Audubon Society regarding the construction of artificial islands in the Lower Peoria Lake.
Artificial Islands: Under Construction in Upper Peoria Lake
An artificial island is under construction by the US Army Corps of Engineers in the Upper Peoria Lake of the Illinois River. According to the Corps:
The original Feasibility Study recommended construction of:
Feasibility Study Recommended Plan
Marshall indicated that the island design included a hydrology study of the river flow. If the island pair were to be to be constructed south of the McCluggage Bridge, the water flow between the two islands would tend to be self cleaning to enhance the islands sustainability.
Outline of Artificial Island in Upper Peoria Lake
Additional information is included with the downloadable documents below. The documents were courtesy of Marshall B. Plumley, US Army Corps of Engineers - Rock Island District
Even though the information had previously been made public, the Peoria Audubon Society wishes to thank the Corps of Engineers for again making the information available to the public.
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