Please find a follow-up letter from the Army Corp. of Engineers concerning the designation of the navigability study for the Menominee River that was sent to Congressman Mike Gallagher—compliments of Pauline Meyer from his office.
Below, for your leisure reading, is the email I received from the Corps in January 2023.
We (USACE) are in the process of preparing the navigability study. No decision has been made at this point. The District prepares the Navigability Study, which is forwarded to the Division Commander for a decision. Since the Menominee River is part of a Corps of Engineers district and division boundary, we are working with St. Paul District to prepare the study. The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Commander will coordinate with their counterpart in the Mississippi Valley Division in the decision phase. Updates on the process:
- On December 20, 2022, we conducted consultation with representatives from the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and discussed the navigability study process.
- In summer 2022, the Detroit District inspected over 200 sites along the Menominee River and its major Michigan tributaries to document present-day commercial use of the waterways and existing obstructions to navigation.
We expect that a determination on the Menominee River Navigability Study will be made in 2023.
Congressman Mike Gallagher (WI-08)
District Office, DePere WI 54115