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Savan Gut Phase II CAP Conversion project

 The purpose of the project is to reduce flood damages to the Jane E. Tuitt Elementary School and Central Business District in downtown Charlotte Amalie.  The Corps originally assessed the effects of the proposed action in the March 1982 Savan Gut St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Detailed Project Report (DPR) and Environmental Assessment (EA).  The proposed 1982 Recommended Plan consists of the following:

  • Construction of a 2,300 foot covered channel from St. Thomas Harbor to and around the Jane E Tuitt Elementary School and terminating at a to be constructed velocity check dam

  • Replacement of three highway bridges

  • Construction of the velocity check dam

  • Construction of a floating debris barrier at the velocity check dam

A review of the project is currently being conducted and provides updates to the 1982 analysis.

Public Comments

The Corps believes this study will benefit from public involvement and encourages participation in the NEPA process.  The Corps welcomes views, questions, comments, concerns and suggestions.

Letters of comment or inquiry should be sent to Ms. Kristen Donofrio by April 20, 2019.

By email:

Or by mail to:
Ms. Kristen Donofrio
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Planning Division - Environmental Branch
Jacksonville District
701 San Marco Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207