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City of Westfield

Posted on: May 23, 2023

Public Comment Period Announced for the Arm Brook Multipurpose Dam Project


The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces the availability of a Draft Watershed Plan-Environmental Assessment (Draft Plan-EA) for the Arm Brook Multipurpose Dam Project.

The proposed action is to structurally rehabilitate Arm Brook Dam to high hazard potential dam design standards with a planned 100- year service life.

The project is a federally assisted action authorized by section 14 of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act, 16 U.S.C. Section 1012, as amended by section 313 of Public Law 106-472.  This section authorizes NRCS to provide technical and financial assistance to local sponsors for rehabilitation of aging dams constructed under the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (Public Law 83-566), the Flood control Act of 1944 (Public Law 78-534), the Pilot Watershed Program, and the Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Program. 

Comments on the Draft Plan-EA may be submitted during a public comment period starting May 22, 2023 and ending on June 23, 2023. You can view the complete Draft Plan-EA at:

A paper copy of the document will be available for viewing beginning May 22, 2023 at the Westfield City Hall, Room 311, 59 Court Street, Westfield, MA 01085.

Comments may be emailed to Deron Davis at, submitted via phone to 413-253-4362, or mailed to:

Natural Resources Conservation Service

ATTN: Deron Davis, P.E., State Engineer

451 West Street, Amherst MA


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