September 19, 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) yesterday sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging the agency to suspend the Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) revision process for Table Rock Lake.
“It’s outrageous that the Corps would move forward with the current plan without sufficient input from the Missouri families and businesses who live, work, and vacation at Table Rock Lake,” said Blunt. “The plan imposes, with little justification, excessive restrictions on the use of the lake. These restrictions will have a long-term, negative impact on the community and the lake economy. I urge the Corps to immediately suspend the SMP revision process and work with the community to develop a new plan that protects families and businesses at Table Rock Lake.”
In his letter, Blunt urges the Corps “to immediately halt the SMP revision process until the oversight advisory committee is convened to provide the input necessary to develop a consensus-based, sustainable plan that protects all users and the long-term economic viability of Table Rock Lake.”
Blunt, along with U.S. Representative Billy Long (Mo.), included language in the Water Resources and Development Act, which was signed into law in December 2016, requiring the Corps to extend the comment period and time frame for the Shoreline Management Plan revision at Table Rock Lake.Click here to read the letter.