Draft Environmental Assessment Cedar Rapids Northwest Recreation Center Cedar Rapids, Iowa March 24, 2014
Draft Environmental Assessment Cedar Rapids Northwest Recreation Center Cedar Rapids, Iowa March 24, 2014///Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in the State of Iowa (population 126,326) and it is the county seat of Iowa’s second largest county, Linn County (population 211,226) (2010 Decennial Census). Cedar Rapids lies on the eastern and western banks of the Cedar River. Excessive rain and snow melt resulted in extensive flooding and flood damage across the state. On May 27, 2008, President George W. Bush declared a major disaster in the State of Iowa (FEMA Disaster 1763-DRIA) pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. Section 5121-5206. The incident period began on May 25, 2008 and closed August 13, 2008./This Draft EA has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10.