ELCR Renamed To Honor Senator Blunt

A name change for the East Locust Creek Reservoir was approved by the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission board.  General manager Brad Scott says they are recognizing the years of dedication by Senator Roy Blunt. Scott says the name change is just one of several naming actions that will be seen around the lake. Discussions on the reservoir began […]

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NRCS Approves East Locust Creek Reservoir’s SEIS

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist, Scott Edwards, signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the East Locust Creek Reservoir project.  This signals full compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act as they begin work on the construction of the East Locust Creek Reservoir. Brad Scott, General Manager of the North Central […]

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Governor Parson Visit North Missouri

Missouri Governor Mike Parson traveled to North Missouri Thursday to sign two items.  The first stop was Milan for the signing of a Resolution to provide funding the East Locust Creek Reservoir project.  The governor talked about the importance of this type of project that will provide drinking water to a large part of northern Missouri. Parson says this type […]

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East Locust Creek Reservoir – USDA Funding

An additional $25 million in USDA investment was added to the East Locust Creek Reservoir Project.  US Senator Roy Blunt, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced: “This investment in the East Locust Creek Reservoir Project is great news for families, farmers, and local businesses.”  He says, “These additional resources will get us one step closer to finishing the […]

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East Locust Creek Reservoir Continues Through Permit Processes

A study on the impacts and alternatives to the East Locust Creek Reservoir (ELCR) were completed by as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA).  This was a supplemental study to the Environmental Impact Statement completed in 2006 and is required to meet the current United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) requirements. […]

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East Locust Creek Reservoir Permitting Process

The North Central Missouri Water Commission received good news on its efforts to construct the East Locust Creek Reservoir that would supply water to several counties in north central Missouri.  Commission General Manager Brad Scott says they received notice Hearings will be held on their supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. Scott says they also received approval on a Bat Mitigation Plan […]

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USDA Announces $8 Million In Grant & Loans For East Locust Creek Reservoir Project

The East Locust Creek Reservoir Project is the recipient of loans and grants totaling $8 million.  The USDA is providing the $3 million grant and the $5 million loan to modernize equipment at the East Locust Creek water treatment plant. The service area for East Locust Creek Reservoir includes Mercer, Putnam, Schuyler, Grundy, Sullivan, Adair, Livingston, Linn, Macon, and Chariton […]

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