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Annual sediment flushing exercise scheduled at Cherry Creek Reservoir

The annual sediment flushing exercise will be completed at Cherry Creek Reservoir on Thursday, May 29, 2014. A release of 50 cubic feet per second (cfs) will be made at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28 until the flush begins. The actual flushing exercise will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 12:20 p.m., Thursday, May 29, when the release will be set back to normal levels. The travel time from Cherry Creek dam to the Cherry Creek at Denver streamgage, located at the Champa Street Bridge, is about 6 hours. [Read More]
Published: May-20-14

Jamestown Reservoir Releases to Increase

Jamestown Reservoir releases will be increased to 500 cfs on Wednesday, May 21. Pipestem Reservoir releases will remain unchanged at 5 cfs. The combined release will be 505 cfs. Stages are expected to increase by about 4 inches at the James River at Jamestown gage. [Read More]
Published: May-20-14

Gavins Point Dam Road Closed May 19-23

Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D., will be closed from 8 a.m. Monday, May 19 through noon Friday, May 23. The public is asked to plan on an alternate route of travel during this time. [Read More]
Published: May-16-14

National Safe Boating Week, May 17-23, 2014

National Safe Boating Week, May 17-23, 2014, is the official launch of the 2014 Safe Boating Campaign. This yearlong campaign promotes safe and responsible boating and the value of life jacket wear by recreational boaters. [Read More]
Published: May-15-14

Public comment period extended for Yellowstone River diversion dam modification project at Intake, Mont.

The public comment period for the Yellowstone River diversion dam modification project at Intake, Mont. has been extended to May 16, 2014. The draft document for the proposed project can be viewed at http://www.usbr.gov/gp/mtao/loweryellowstone/index.html and in hardcopy at libraries in Glendive and Sidney, Mont. [Read More]
Published: May-02-14

Gavins Point spillway road closed May 5-9

The road crossing Gavins Point Dam, near Yankton, S.D., also known as Crest Road or the spillway road, will be closed from 8 a.m. Monday, May 5 through 5 p.m. Friday May 9 while crews conduct spillway maintenance. The closure will include nighttime hours. The public is asked to plan on an alternate route of travel during this time. [Read More]
Published: May-01-14

Powerhouse tours, camping and day use fees and dates for Lake Sakakawea announced

Dates and times for Garrison Dam and Lake Sakakawea are now available for the 2014 recreation season. Powerhouse tours at the Garrison Dam Power Plant will begin June 5 and continue through August 2. Tours will be conducted every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Campgrounds will begin opening May 1. Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or visiting Recreation.gov. [Read More]
Published: Apr-29-14

Garrison Dam power plant releases to halt for 4 hours May 2

Releases from the Garrison Dam power plant in Riverdale, N.D. will be halted from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2. The pause will allow crews to install a boat dock downstream from the power plant under safer conditions. There are no plans to divert releases to the spillway during this time. The boat dock was removed for the winter and is being re-installed to support the recreation season. [Read More]
Published: Apr-28-14

Moffat Collection System Project Final EIS available for public review

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is announcing the release of its Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Denver Water’s Moffat Collection System Project, a Colorado Front Range water supply proposal to enlarge the existing Gross Reservoir in Boulder County, using existing infrastructure to divert water from the Fraser River, Williams Fork River, Blue River and South Platte River to Denver’s existing water treatment system during average and wet years. [Read More]
Published: Apr-25-14

Oahe Project partners to offer special turkey hunt

Hunter Greg Brandner of Pierre, S.D., harvested the first turkey of a special spring turkey hunt being held at the Oahe Dam and Lake recreation area. The hunt was hosted in partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation and the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks. In recent years, the Oahe Project has made use of its specially enclosed blinds, which allows hunters with disabilities requiring the use a wheelchair, the opportunity to hunt deer. [Read More]
Published: Apr-18-14
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