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Release Plans Announced for Pipestem Reservoir

Pipestem Dam releases have begun in order to evacuate flood storage as outlined in the water control manual. Releases are currently set at 125 cubic feet per second (cfs). Jamestown Dam releases are set to match the inflow of the reservoir and are currently 75 cfs. The combined release will be 200 cfs. [Read More]
Published: Jun-16-17

Partial road closure will have limited impact on traffic.

Maintenance on the street lights across Gavins Point Dam, near Yankton, SD, will cause part of the Crest Road to be closed, but will only have limited impact on traffic. The road will be closed from Monday, June 19 at 8 a.m. through Wednesday, June 21 at 4 p.m. This closure will include overnight hours. [Read More]
Published: Jun-14-17

Public meetings scheduled to discuss Snake Creek embankment dam safety issues

Two public meetings to discuss interim measures to reduce dam safety risks at the Snake Creek embankment, which runs under Highway 83 and impounds Lake Audubon in North Dakota, are scheduled for Tuesday, June 27 in Garrison, ND and Wednesday, June 28 in Bismarck, ND. [Read More]
Published: Jun-13-17

Jamestown Reservoir Flood Storage Nearly Evacuated

Jamestown Reservoir flood storage is nearly evacuated with the pool elevation approaching the summer target of 1,431 feet. Releases are being adjusted out of Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs accordingly. [Read More]
Published: Jun-02-17

Road across Gavins Point Dam closed May 31 – June 1

Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D., will be closed 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 31 through 5 p.m. Thursday, June 1 to perform maintenance on the spillway. This closure will include nighttime hours. The public is asked to plan on an alternate route of travel during this time. [Read More]
Published: May-26-17

Tribal Members of MRRIC Continue Discussion of Draft EIS

The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) met in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, May 23-25. MRRIC and the Tribal members welcomed Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Kip Spotted Eagle, newly-appointed member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe. Other Tribes were represented by Dr. Andrea Hunter, Osage Nation; Dr. Kelly Morgan, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe; Alan Kelley, Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; and Shannon Wright, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. [Read More]
Published: May-25-17

Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee Continues Draft EIS Discussion

The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) met in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, May 23-25. MRRIC members visited the Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery and Gavins Point Dam, in Yankton, South Dakota, where they learned about efforts to supplement the population of the endangered pallid sturgeon and about flood risk management efforts and hydropower operations at the dam. They also toured an 18-mile stretch of the Missouri River by boat to see firsthand the recovery efforts for the Least Tern and Piping Plover. [Read More]
Published: May-25-17

President's Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). "The fiscal 2018 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure, and to protect the American people," said Mr. Doug Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.” [Read More]
Published: May-25-17

MRRIC Tours Missouri River, Gavins Point

At a typical meeting of the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC), members and visitors generally see a standard conference room complete with name placards, PowerPoint presentations, coffee pots (what’s a conference without coffee?), and microphones. On May 22, however, MRRIC traded those in for a day in the field learning about the workings of a hydroelectric plant and about three threatened and endangered species. [Read More]
Published: May-25-17

While Enjoying America’s Waterways Play It Safe

Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them. [Read More]
Published: May-22-17
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