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Public meetings scheduled for Denver Urban Waterways Restoration Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the city and county of Denver, will hold three public meetings to gather input on the recently initiated Denver Waterways Restoration Study. The purpose of the study is to identify ecosystem restoration and flood risk reduction opportunities along critical areas of the South Platte River from 6th Avenue to 58th Avenue and flood-prone areas of Harvard Gulch and Weir Gulch.

Ecosystem restoration study public meeting scheduled for Sheridan, WY

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the city of Sheridan, Wyo., will hold a public meeting on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Best Western, 612 N. Main Street, to gather input on an ecosystem restoration feasibility study in Sheridan. The public meeting will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with a brief presentation describing the study followed by an open house.

Commander signs FONSI for Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Modification

Omaha District Commander Col. Joel R. Cross and Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Region, Montana Area Manager Brent Esplin have signed the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Modification Project. The FONSI summarizes the environmental effects associated with the project and the decision of the co-lead agencies to select and implement the bypass channel alternative.

News Stories

What’s the Army Doing with Dinosaurs? Redux

On April 11, Montana State University’s, Museum of the Rockies publicly opened a new permanent exhibit in its Siebel Dinosaur Complex called “The Tyrant Kings.” At the center of the exhibit is a nearly 12-foot-tall, 40-foot-long fossilized Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. The fossil, known by many names: “Peck's Rex” because it was found in 1997 near Fort Peck Dam and Reservoir in Montana and scientifically, “MOR 980” the specimen number assigned to the fossil when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entrusted it to the Museum of the Rockies in 1998. With the opening of the exhibit, it will become known as “Montana’s T.rex.”
Published: 4/11/2015

What is FEM, and Why is it Important?

In order for the dams to work properly, they need regular maintenance. To keep them running, each of the Corps’ dams has a staff of electricians, mechanics and outdoor maintenance crews to do the physical work. One of the more common maintenance tasks is performing annual maintenance on the hydropower units, each of which generate electricity for thousands of homes. To track the maintenance, the Corps uses a program called Facilities and Equipment Maintenance (FEM).
Published: 2/12/2015

Breaking barriers: Army opens first-of-its-kind ACP in Germany

WIESBADEN, Germany — The Clay Kaserne Access Control Point is the first Department of Defense project worldwide to employ a new active vehicle barrier safety scheme, know as High Efficiency Presence Detection.
Published: 2/10/2015

New Acquisition Management System Earns Orr award

Michael C. Orr is recognized with the Rock the Castle award for leading multiple cross-functional teams from across the Omaha District that developed a low-cost innovative solution that he titled the Contracting Acquisition Management (CAM) system.
Published: 2/3/2015
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.
Preserving Cultural Resources


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