25 May 2014

Corps to Investigate Possibility of Illegal Wetland Filling

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been asked to investigate the possibility of wetlands being filled at a facility operated by the City of Omaha at 11th and Locust street. During a recent visit, there was dirt placed within areas with may potentially be wetlands, especially on the northwest and eastern extent of the site which is adjacent to Levi Carter Park.

According to a Corps official, the City of Omaha has not received a permit that would allow any fill activity at this location.

The Corps of Engineers is responsible for regulating wetlands through provisions of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.