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Prize competition seeks ideas to better estimate the water storage capacity of reservoirs

The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking problem solvers to develop new or improved analytical methods for estimating the water storage capacity and/or sedimentation volume of reservoirs managed by Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The best solution that meets the technical requirements for this prize competition will receive $50,000. Up to an additional $25,000 may be awarded for meeting additional, but not essential, criteria. Solutions from this prize competition may lead to more effective, affordable and reliable methods to monitor and assess reservoir storage loss due to sedimentation [Read More]
Published: Feb-22-17

Joint assessment of protest camps takes place

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted a joint assessment today of the protest camps along the Cannonball River with camp leaders, a contractor, and camp members to survey the clean-up progress to date. In their determination, while there has been significant effort by current operations, it is not on pace to ensure the land is restored to a pre-protest state before potential flooding. [Read More]
Published: Feb-16-17

Raptor programs still on, but eagle a no show for Bald Eagle Days.

For the second year there will be no eagle at Bald Eagle Days at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center near Yankton, SD. Programs scheduled for Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19 will go on with other birds of prey. [Read More]
Published: Feb-16-17

Corps Hosts Panel for National Engineers Week

In celebration of National Engineers Week, the Omaha District, in conjunction with the Society of American Military Engineers, is hosting an informational panel at the University of Nebraska - Omaha Campus. [Read More]
Published: Feb-14-17

Corps grants easement to Dakota Access, LLC

Corps grants easement to Dakota Access, LLC on February 8, 2017. [Read More]
Published: Feb-08-17

Flood risk management open house meeting scheduled in Longmont, Colorado

An open house to share details about a flood risk management study between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District and the City of Longmont will be held from 4:30-6:30 pm Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road in Longmont, Colorado. [Read More]
Published: Feb-06-17

Corps closes federal property adjacent to Cannonball River for safety, environmental concerns

The Corps issued notices today informing protestors of the closure of Corps-managed federal property adjacent to the Cannonball River. Safety is the number one priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and therefore the Corps will close federal property in the floodplain located at the mouth of the Cannonball River on February 22, 2017, to prevent injuries and significant environmental damage in the likely event of flooding in this area. [Read More]
Published: Feb-03-17

Public Comment Period Extended for draft MRRMP-EIS

The Corps has extended the public comment period for the draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement to April 24, 2017. [Read More]
Published: Feb-03-17

Public Meeting for draft MRRMP-EIS scheduled in Omaha, Neb., Feb. 14

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City and Omaha Districts, will hold a public meeting on the draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Thompson Alumni Center, 6705 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182, from 5-8:45 p.m. Parking is available in Lot X near the center; passes are required in adjacent lots. [Read More]
Published: Feb-03-17

Public scoping meeting scheduled for Big Bend Master Plan

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public scoping meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Big Bend Project Office, 33573 N Shore Road, Fort Thompson, South Dakota 57325 to gather input on the development of the Big Bend Master plan and the associated Environmental Assessment. Comments must be postmarked or received by March 13, 2017. [Read More]
Published: Feb-01-17
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