A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers revealed a new initiative to prevent flooding by acquiring land from private property owners to improve the Beaver Reservoir Flood Pool.
- The proposition: The Corps of Engineers is proposing a plan to purchase shoreline property to "better maintain flood control and water quality". The project has obtained federal funding to seek appeasements on 500 parcels of land around the lake.
- The opposition: Despite the potential positive impact, many landowners are against the acquisition of their land by the Corps. Some have established and signed a petition to prevent these acquisitions.
You can hear more about the proposed project HERE.