Environmental Assessment for Tipsinah Mounds Campground Safe Room, City of Elbow Lake, Minnesota (November 2010)
Grant County, MN has experienced 86 severe thunderstorms and high wind storms, accounting for approximately $996,000 in property damages and $360,000 in crop damages. Tipsinah Mounds Campground, located in Grant County, has no protection for users if adverse weather should arise. There is only one road leading in and out of the Campground and the nearest public shelter is at the public library in Elbow Lake approximately 4 miles away. The need for the project is to provide a measure of protection to Campground users during adverse weather conditions. This Environmental Assessment (EA) documents the results of analysis of the proposed project’s potential environmental impacts, and has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969; the President’s Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508); and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations implementing NEPA (44 CFR Part 10.9).