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Omaha Outlook, quarterly publication of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District brings you the following: Sarge is in charge of jump starting training; Students see the light on the pathways to the Corps; Award winners honored for their excellence, and much more in this March edition.
Omaha Outlook 3.25.2016
Omaha Outlook, quarterly publication of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District brings you the following: Sarge is in charge of jump starting training; Students see the light on the pathways to the Corps; Award winners honored for their excellence, and much more in this March edition.
Gabriel Nsengiyumva, National Society of Black Engineering student, shares his love for civil engineering with John Bertino, Chief Engineering Division during an Engineering Week event at the University of Nebraska.
District partners with UNO in celebration of E-Week
Gabriel Nsengiyumva, National Society of Black Engineering student, shares his love for civil engineering with John Bertino, Chief Engineering Division during an Engineering Week event at the University of Nebraska.
The National Operations Center for Water Safety is proud to announce that there is an excellent product available to download on the Bobber the Water Safety Dog website www.Bobber.info.
Bobber the Water Safety Dog
The National Operations Center for Water Safety is proud to announce that there is an excellent product available to download on the Bobber the Water Safety Dog website www.Bobber.info.
Robert Giles and Doug Foster took their message on the road to Colorado School of Mines on February 9 to educate students on the opportunities with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. This is just one of a number of fall and spring career fairs attended by the Omaha District.
Making Omaha District the right path
Robert Giles and Doug Foster took their message on the road to Colorado School of Mines on February 9 to educate students on the opportunities with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. This is just one of a number of fall and spring career fairs attended by the Omaha District.
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.

News Releases

New Operations Project Manager at Fort Peck

Darin McMurry has been selected as the new Operations Project Manager (OPM) for the Fort Peck Dam Project in Fort Peck, Montana. McMurry will replace John Daggett who retires June 3. Fort Peck Dam, located on the Missouri River in Montana, is the upper most dam of the six main stem dams the Corps operates. Responsibilities for the OPM include Emergency Operations within the project boundary, which takes in most of Montana and northern Wyoming; contracting work assigned to the office; environmental compliance; inter-agency coordination and public relations within the project area.
Published: 4/20/2016

Tree planting ceremony to mark end of ecosystem restoration project construction along Lower Boulder Creek in Boulder County, CO

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, in partnership with the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department, will hold a tree planting ceremony on Friday, April 22, at 8:30 a.m. MDT, to celebrate the end of construction of a stream ecosystem restoration project along an approximately one-mile stretch of Lower Boulder Creek on the county’s Alexander Dawson Open Space property.
Published: 4/13/2016

Release Plans Announced for Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs

Pipestem Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1443.9 feet, which results in 0.9 percent of the flood pool occupied. Inflows are currently 10 cubic feet per second (cfs) with no reservoir release. Jamestown Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1430.8 feet, which is 0.2 feet below the base of the flood pool. Inflows are minimal with no reservoir release. The maximum combined release from the reservoirs is not expected to exceed 200 cfs this summer; however, significant rainfall could necessitate higher release levels. The upper James River basin is currently in abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions according to the US Drought Monitor, which could decrease rainfall runoff into the reservoirs.
Published: 4/11/2016

News Stories

4th CAB Hangar earns LEED Platinum rating

With the surge of LEED-required construction, Fort Carson has one of the highest concentrations of LEED certified buildings in the country. The construction of LEED facilities is not a new concept at this installation. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has built and LEED certified 82 buildings.
Published: 4/4/2016

Yellowstone River Symposium wraps USACE-led corridor study

The Omaha District participated in a two-day symposium, hosted by the Yellowstone River Conservation District Council, last week in Billings, Montana, to discuss completion of the Yellowstone River Corridor Study and determine a path forward now that the cumulative effects assessment has been developed.
Published: 3/18/2016

Totten rests his case

Omaha District Counsel, Richard G. Totten, takes advantage of the Leap Year and makes February 29, 2016 his last official day at the office. It's off to the mountains of Colorado now!
Published: 3/1/2016

Invaders: “The truth is out there”

In the real world, invaders ARE among us and this week, February 21-27, has been National Invasive Species Awareness week. The invasive species aren’t from another planet though. Across the United States, various invasive species threaten our natural ecosystems. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages 12 million acres of public land and is the largest provider of water-based outdoor recreation in the nation with 403 lakes and river projects in 43 states totaling 55,390 miles of shoreline.
Published: 2/26/2016
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