Author Archives: Mike O'Connor

Dredge sand: Buffalo County Board comments

Robert K. Edstrom St. Paul District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Attention: Project Management 180 5th St. E., Suite 700 St. Paul, Minnesota 55101-1678 [email protected] Re: Comments on Lower Pool 4, 40 Year Plan for Disposal of Dredge Material Major … Continue reading

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Comments – Submitted June 23rd, 2017

This is the series of slides that I submitted as my testimony today.  My goal was to pose questions that the Corps could consider and respond to.  Click on the slides for bigger versions. Since the deadline has been extended, … Continue reading

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Dredge sand: Nelson Public Meeting

The Buffalo County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting in Nelson last night to take testimony about the Corps of Engineers dredge-sand proposal for our area.  I recorded the meeting (all 3 hours and 13 minutes of it) and … Continue reading

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Dredge sand disposal in Buffalo County – proposal highlights

UPDATE:  There’s a special meeting of the Buffalo County Board on Tuesday, June 6th at 7pm in the Nelson Community Hall (S105 N Main Street, Nelson, WI 54756) to discuss this plan.  Representatives from the COE will be there. UPDATE:  … Continue reading

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Mike O’Connor testimony opposing the Breezy Point mine

Here’s a slide deck that I just submitted to the Board of Adjustment when they consider the Breezy Point mine.  The engineer that designed the reclamation plan did some interesting stuff when they did their drawings.  I rearrange them a … Continue reading

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