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March 7, 2014

Corps to host public workshop

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rathbun Lake is scheduled to host a workshop on Wednesday, March 19 to present information regarding current water management operations and the influence of recent and anticipated future trends.

Officials at the Corps are planning to revise the 1980 version of the Water Regulation Manual and encourage anyone interested in learning more information about this endeavor to attend. Public comments regarding potential revisions to the Water Regulation Manual will be collected and used for the manual revision decision-making process.

The workshops will be held at the Rathbun Regional Water Association administrative office, which is located just a half mile south of the Rathbun Dam, 16166 Highway J29, Centerville.

There are two schedule times for the workshop on March 19 from 11 a.m-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding the workshop, contact Operations Manager Phil Brown at the Rathbun Lake Project Office at (641) 647-2464.

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