TETRA TECH, INC.
As a part of TAS 96-3133-Recovery-Project No.: 14744 Kenai Bluffs Limited Economic Evaluation, Kenai, Alaska Contract Number W911KB-09-D-0007-As part of this effort the Corps has requested Tetra Tech, Inc. (Tetra Tech) to assist in evaluating damages to businesses operating along the bluff in the event of continuing erosion and the potential los of historical and cultural sites. Previous economic analysis conducted by the Corps evaluated lost land and property using the Borough's tax assessment records and also evaluated losses as a result of diminished value of property as a result of locating on an actively eroding riverbank. This evaluation will take the analysis one step further in assessing lost income and diminished opportunities if the businesses along the bluff must relocate.Tasks include:Discussing the project goals and objectives with the Corps and collecting and reviewing available information; Review previous work conducted by Corps for the economic evaluations and cultural resource survey along with any other pertinent reports concerning the erosion at the Kenai River Bluffs; Contacting business owners along the Kenai Bluffs to determine damages they might suffer as a result of erosion of the bluff near their property; Review previously published cultural resource surveys and conduct a limited evaluation offering a qualitative discussion of the damages to these properties; prepare a draft report for review by the Corps; and incorporate comments and finalize report.