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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

Moffat Project Final EIS to be released

April 25, 2014 set for the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Denver Water’s Moffat Collection System Project. At this time the public will have an opportunity to review and comment on the Final EIS, which will in turn be considered prior to final decision-making by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. [Read More]
Published: Feb-10-14

Lewis and Clark Visitor Center opens

The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center, in Yankton, S.D. at the Gavins Point Dam will reopen Monday, Feb. 3. Hours will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is located on Nebraska Highway 121 near Crofton, Neb. [Read More]
Published: Jan-29-14

Bald Eagle Days at Gavins Point Dam scheduled for Jan. 25 and 26

Bald Eagle Days, sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Park Service, is set for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25 and 26 at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D. The programs will be at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. 3 p.m. each day and are free to the public. The programs will feature several live raptors, including a Bald Eagle. Each program is limited to 70 people. [Read More]
Published: Jan-13-14

Can you read this picture?

#GetthePicture #One2Many #OmahaUSACE #WaterSafety What's this about? This graphic launches a year-long social media water safety game. Each Monday, we will offer a rebus puzzle with a water or recreation safety message. Followers can guess the message, which will be revealed each Thursday. #One2Many is the Omaha District water safety campaign hashtag designed to communicate that one accident, one death and one unworn life jacket is too many. [Read More]
Published: Jan-07-14

Draft Environmental Impact Statement to be prepared for Cherry Creek Dam, Aurora, Colo.

A draft Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District to address environmental issues related to remediation alternatives that will be proposed at the conclusion of a Dam Safety Modification Study for the Cherry Creek Dam in Aurora, Colo. Public scoping meetings will be held in 2014 within the local Cherry Creek Dam project area to present information regarding the array of remediation alternatives that may be addressed in the draft EIS, receive public comments, and solicit input regarding dam safety issues, additional remediation alternatives to consider, and other environmental issues of concern to the public. [Read More]
Published: Dec-19-13

Garrison Project 2013-2014 Winter Access Policy now available

The 2013-2014 winter access policy released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Garrison Project identifies 55 points of entry to Lake Sakakawea. The Lake has not yet completely frozen over, but with the recent cold weather it won’t be long. The Omaha District urges everyone to exercise extreme caution. Thin ice or open water may exist near springs and pressure ridges throughout the winter. [Read More]
Published: Dec-11-13

Fort Peck Interpretive Center announces winter schedule

The Fort Peck Interpretive Center will operate under an appointment-based system this winter due to low seasonal visitation and budget constraints. The Center will not have set hours for the months of December, January and February. Groups who would like to use the meeting room or individuals and families who want to tour the facility will need to make an appointment in advance during weekdays by calling the Interpretive Center at (406) 526-3493 or the Project Office at (406) 526-3411. [Read More]
Published: Dec-02-13

Spillway Slab project at Gavins Point Dam continues

On Monday, Dec. 2, work on the concrete slab below the Gavins Point Spillway, near Yankton, S.D., is set to resume, which will close the parking area to the public until the work is completed. The slab was damaged when record amounts of water were released from the spillway during the 2011 flood. [Read More]
Published: Nov-26-13
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