As a part of the Mississippi River & Tributaries on the Schuylkill River, Wissahickon Creek Feasibility Study under Project No. 109892, the purpose of a feasibility study is to ensure the timely and economical completion of a quality feasibility report that is expected to recommend an implementable solution(s) to the identified problems.
This feasibility report presents the results of a feasibility level study and will accomplish the following:
a. Provide a complete presentation of study results and findings so that readers can reach independent conclusions regarding the reasonableness of recommendations.
b. Indicate compliance with applicable statutes, executive orders and policies.
c. Provide a sound and documented basis for decision makers at all levels to judge the recommended solutions.
This report documents the analysis of existing conditions, without project conditions, plan formulation, and project designs in order to provide ecosystem restoration for specific areas within, or directly adjacent to, Wissahickon Creek. The evaluations were based on site-specific technical information developed during the course of the study.
This feasibility report will detail the following for each study area:
a. Define problems and opportunities
b. Identify potential solutions
c. Identify costs, benefits, environmental and social impacts of potential solutions
d. Present the selected plan for each site
e. Present the Project Cooperation Agreement (PCA) responsibilities of the non-Federal sponsor
This study is being conducted in accordance with all applicable guidance, including ER 1105-2-100, Planning Guidance Notebook (Revised, 22 April 2000). To provide full and convenient access to the environmental, economic and engineering documentation prepared for the study, the Environmental Assessment (EA) for this project has been integrated into this feasibility report in accordance with the above referenced regulation. Sections required for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) are noted by an asterisk (*) in the Table of Contents.