The deadline for the Norfork Lake Master Plan revision public comment period is Thursday.
The current Norfork Lake Master Plan was developed over 33 years ago. The master plan revision will classify, or possibly reclassify, the government lands around Norfork Lake based on environmental and recreational considerations, public input and an evaluation of past, present and forecasted trends. The revision once completed will serve as the new Master Plan for Norfork Lake.
The U.S. Corps of Engineers will not be conducting any public meetings on the master plan due to COVID-19. Submitting comments online through the website is the only means of having input on the plan.
This is the public’s chance to provide input on what they would like to see on Norfork Lake and how it is used. Are you able to access the lake in high water conditions? Do you struggle to find a place to park your boat and trailer? Do the campgrounds meet all of your needs? Do you know of a problem that needs to be addressed? Be sure to comment on the things that you love about Norfork Lake as well. If no one comments on a topic, they might not realize how important it is to you and may choose to end or close that service.
It is important to note that the master plan revision will not address the management of lake levels. Lake levels and power generation are managed as part of an entire system, including other lakes and rivers in the White River Basin.