1--The term riverbed degradation refers to lowering of riverbed elevations.
2--The term maximum acceptable level of impacts is defined for purposes of this Plan as the maximum level of impacts determined by the Kansas City District to be compatible with the overall public interest involved.
3--The term minor effects, as used in this plan, is described as those effects which are not expected to have a significant impact on nondredging concerns such as adjacent landowners and various entities responsible for structures located in and along the river, nor would those effects be expected to unduly impact environmental resources.
4--The average reduction in riverbed elevations through a 5-mile-long reach of river will be computed by the Kansas City District using data collected through the Monitoring Program. Any 5-mile-long reach of river is subject to riverbed elevation averaging. A 5-mile-long reach can begin at any location on the river and will extend 5 miles upstream or downstream of that location.
5--The term dredged-out reach refers to any 5-mile-long or longer reach of river that degrades an average of 2 feet or more after implementation of this Plan.
6--The term rate is defined for purposes of this report as tons/time.
7--The term local refers to the area directly impacted by a working dredge. This area could be relatively small, extending only a few hundred feet from the dredge, or it could be quite large, extending many hundreds of feet upstream and/or downstream of the dredge.
8--Water District No. 1 refers to Water District No. 1 of Johnson County.
8--Ordinary High Water Mark--Refer to part E. of this section for a definition of this term.
9--Islands--Refer to part E. of this section for a definition of this term. Please use the "Back..." command of your browser to return to the page you were viewing.