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Public comment sought on Intake diversion dam modification, lower Yellowstone project at Intake, Mont.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with the Bureau of Reclamation, co-lead agencies on the Intake Diversion Dam modification project, are seeking public comments on a draft supplement to an environmental assessment that was released in 2010. The supplement identifies alternatives to modify the existing diversion dam located in Intake, Mont. to improve passage for endangered pallid sturgeon and other native fish in the lower Yellowstone River. [Read More]
Published: Apr-01-14

Corps to begin levee construction project along Shell Creek in Schuyler, Neb.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, in partnership with the city of Schuyler and the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District, has begun construction of a 2.5-mile levee along Shell Creek north and east of Schuyler and is marking the occasion with a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, March 27th starting at 10:15 a.m. The formal ceremony will begin at the Oak Ballroom, 175 Higgins Drive in Schuyler. Afterwards attendees will be encouraged to gather at the dig site located near East 22nd Street and Old Highway 30 (now Road E) by the old drive-in movie theatre to break ground. [Read More]
Published: Mar-25-14

Gavins Point releases will divert to spillway beginning March 26

Due to maintenance and repairs at the Gavins Point Dam power plant, water releases, which normally run through the powerhouse, will be diverted to the spillway beginning Wednesday, March 26. "We are releasing the same amount of water that we normally would. The difference is, it will be more visible to the public because we will be using the spillway instead of the powerhouse," said Dave Becker, Operations Project Manager for Gavins Point. [Read More]
Published: Mar-25-14

Omaha District Emergency Managers hold annual flood fight training

Omaha District Emergency Management Office held its annual Flood Fight training on February 27 for non-federal levee sponsors in the PL 84-99 program, and State and County Emergency Managers near Omaha, Neb. Training topics included PL 84-99 authorities, how to request assistance, flood fighting, post-flood regulatory and permitting processes, flood outlook, levee safety action classification and the Silver Jackets program. [Read More]
Published: Mar-21-14

Draft feasibility report for stream bank restoration near Wisner, Neb. available for review

A draft feasibility report and environmental assessment (EA) for stream bank restoration southwest of Wisner, Neb. is currently available for public review. The report identifies alternatives to provide stream bank protection and prohibit further rapid erosion on the right-descending bank of the Elkhorn River, Cuming County, Neb. Public infrastructure being protected includes the Cuming County Road 6 bridge and roadway. [Read More]
Published: Mar-12-14

Omaha District Readiness Branch providing assistance in Montana and Wyoming

Warmer temperatures are leading to flooding in parts of Wyoming and Montana along the Bighorn River, Little Bighorn River, Pryor Creek and tributaries of the Yellowstone River. In response to requests from the Crow Nation for sandbags, the State of Montana for ice jam technical assistance on the Mussellshell River, and from the State of Wyoming for technical assistance regarding an ice jam and flooding in north-central Wyoming along the Bighorn River, the Omaha District Readiness Branch has activated its Emergency Operations Center to Level II, Emergency Watch Status and is communicating directly with the National Weather Service for updated river stage forecasts. [Read More]
Published: Mar-10-14

Lewis and Clark Visitor Center closed for special events

The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center near Yankton, S.D. will be closed the following days: Friday, Feb. 28, Thursday, Mar. 6 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18 and 19. [Read More]
Published: Feb-26-14

Garrison powerhouse summer tour schedule updated

Walk-in tours of the Garrison Dam will be available from June 5 through August 2. Tours will be held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m., Central Daylight Time. Due to increased security, visitors for powerhouse tours should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the tour and visitors over 18 years old must show a government issued photo ID. Scheduled tours are also available by calling (701) 654-7411. [Read More]
Published: Feb-20-14

Draft feasibility report for stream bank restoration near Tilden, Neb. available for review

A draft feasibility report and environmental assessment for stream bank restoration near Tilden, Neb. is currently available for public review. The report identifies alternatives to provide stream bank protection and prohibit further rapid erosion on the right-descending bank of the Elkhorn River, Madison County, Neb. Public infrastructure being protected includes the 536th Avenue county road bridge. [Read More]
Published: Feb-14-14

Public scoping meeting scheduled for proposed shallow water habitat projects at Brownville and Langdon Bends

A public scoping meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Brownville Concert Hall, 126 Atlantic Street, Brownville, Neb. The purpose of the meeting is to seek public input on the development of two proposed shallow water habitat projects: Brownville Bend located a half mile south of Brownville, and Langdon Bend located two miles east of Nemaha, Neb. The meeting will be hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. [Read More]
Published: Feb-11-14
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