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Colonel John W. Henderson became commander of the Omaha District July 31, 2015.
District Commander
Colonel John W. Henderson became commander of the Omaha District July 31, 2015.
You could win a prize just by sharing photos of yourself or your friends and family wearing a life jacket while having fun at a USACE-managed lake or river near you! Click the link for Wear It to Win It! for ways you can submit photos.
Wear It to Win It!
You could win a prize just by sharing photos of yourself or your friends and family wearing a life jacket while having fun at a USACE-managed lake or river near you! Click the link for Wear It to Win It! for ways you can submit photos.
The Omaha District River Basin Balancer Game offers insight into an inland waterway and a system of reservoirs, which are operated with a goal for serving each of the benefits of flood control, navigation, hydropower, irrigation, water supply, recreation, fish and wildlife, and water quality, for which the Mainstem reservoirs were authorized and constructed. Users can take charge of river operations and experience the unique challenges presented when managing reservoir operations in a variety of weather conditions across a geographically diverse basin.
River Basin Balancer Game
The Omaha District River Basin Balancer Game offers insight into an inland waterway and a system of reservoirs, which are operated with a goal for serving each of the benefits of flood control, navigation, hydropower, irrigation, water supply, recreation, fish and wildlife, and water quality, for which the Mainstem reservoirs were authorized and constructed. Users can take charge of river operations and experience the unique challenges presented when managing reservoir operations in a variety of weather conditions across a geographically diverse basin.
--Worst flooding in years—District power plant electrician honored by Army Chief of Staff—Information…good vibrations…collaboration—Levee completion to benefit Schuyler—Peck’s Rex debuts as Montana’s T.rex—Water, water everywhere…how do I get a drink?
Omaha Outlook, Volume 3, Issue 2, June 2015
--Worst flooding in years—District power plant electrician honored by Army Chief of Staff—Information…good vibrations…collaboration—Levee completion to benefit Schuyler—Peck’s Rex debuts as Montana’s T.rex—Water, water everywhere…how do I get a drink?
Missouri River Recovery Program
Missouri River Recovery Program Basin Explorer

News Releases

Public meeting scheduled on Willow Creek and Boyer River feasibility study

8/26/2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the City of Missouri Valley, will hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Rand Community Center, 100 S. 4th Street, Missouri Valley, Iowa. The meeting will run from 4:30 to 7 p.m. with a brief formal presentation at 5:30 p.m. describing the study followed by an open house. The purpose of the meeting is to gather input on the recently initiated Willow Creek/Boyer River feasibility study.

Vegetation control to begin on Missouri River sandbars between Garrison Dam and Lake Oahe headwaters, N.D.

8/24/2015
During September, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct vegetation management activities on sandbars in the Missouri River between Garrison Dam and the Hazelton Boat Ramp on Lake Oahe (river miles 1381 to 1278). The Bismarck-Mandan river reach (river miles 1325 to 1310), the Wilton/Steckel boat ramp at river mile 1343.6, and river miles 1364 and 1363 north of Washburn, N.D. will not be sprayed. This work is being done to keep the sandbars free of vegetation and usable by the endangered interior least tern and threatened piping plover for nesting.

Vegetation control to begin on Missouri River sandbars between Pickstown, S.D. and Ponca, Neb.

8/24/2015
During September, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct vegetation management activities on sandbars in the Missouri River between Pickstown, SD and Ponca, Neb. Approximately 700 acres have been identified for treatment in 2015 by a team of federal and state representatives. This work is being done to keep the sandbars free of vegetation and usable by the endangered interior least tern and threatened piping plover for nesting.

News Stories

Managing a river is dam challenging

In 2013, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District Leadership Development Class developed a video game that invites players to plan and make releases from two inland waterway dams. The Omaha District, with class members as project managers, awarded a contract to the U.S. Army Game Design studio to design the game. The game allows players to take charge of river operations and experience the unique challenges presented when managing reservoir operations in a variety of weather conditions across a geographically diverse basin. Like the real world, the weather forecast isn’t always accurate, presenting an additional challenge.
Published: 8/27/2015

Persistence, Patience, Inspiration of marathon running (Part 1)

This is the first article in a four part series on Omaha District Electrical Engineer, Joe Chamberlain, who competed in the Boston Marathon in 2014 and is training to run the New York City Marathon this November.
Published: 8/3/2015

Power Plant Electrician Honored by Army Chief of Staff for Leadership

During a standing-room-only ceremony at the Pentagon auditorium on May 29, Army Chief of Staff Gen.
Published: 6/18/2015

Levee Completion Marks New Era of Flood Protection for Schuyler Residents

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, in partnership with the city of Schuyler and the
Published: 6/3/2015
District Regulatory Program - Permitting, Wetlands, Environmental Impact Statements, Clean Water Act
Dams and Lakes - Hydropower, Recreation, Water Resources, Water Safety
Water Resource Planning - Collaborative water resource solutions - Planning Division - Continuing Authorities Program, General Investigations Program, Technical Assistance Program
Oil & Gas Development - Real estate ourgrants to use Federal property related to Oil and Gas exploration and extraction
Missouri River Recovery Program
Missouri River Water Management - Reservoir Operations for the 6 Mainstem Missouri River Dams is managed by the Northwestern Division of the US Army Corps of Engineers.
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