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Draft Environmental Assessment for sand removal project at Snyder Bend available for public review

A draft environmental assessment for sand removal at Snyder Bend in Woodbury County, Iowa is currently available for public review. The draft EA evaluates the environmental impacts of restoring Snyder Bend’s wetlands back to their pre-2011 flood condition. [Read More]
Published: Sep-12-13

Corps to host public scoping webinars for the Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and EIS

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is hosting two scoping webinars on September 11 and 18 to solicit comments on the Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Participants are encouraged to attend one or both webinars, which will be held from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. (CDT) on both days. [Read More]
Published: Sep-10-13

Public scoping meeting for Cold Brook and Cottonwood Springs Project Master Plans scheduled for Sept. 17

A public scoping meeting to gather input for developing a Master Plan for the Cold Brook and Cottonwood Springs projects, will be held Sept. 17 at the Mueller Civic Center in Hot Springs, S.D. The public is encouraged to attend at any time between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Mueller Civic Center is located at 801 S. 6th Street, Hot Springs, S.D. 57747. [Read More]
Published: Sep-06-13

Public comment sought on Draft Environmental Assessment for repairs to Main Ditch 6 levee, Hamburg, Iowa

A draft environmental assessment for Public Law 84-99 levee rehabilitation construction at the Main Ditch 6 levee near Hamburg, Iowa is currently available for public review. Rehabilitation construction will consist of in-line repairs to bring the levee back to pre-flood conditions. [Read More]
Published: Aug-30-13

Pipestem Reservoir Flood Storage Nears Evacuation

As the flood control storage at Pipestem Reservoir nears evacuation, releases were reduced from 600 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 500 cfs on August 26. Jamestown Reservoir releases are 30 cfs, and the combined release of the two reservoirs is 530 cfs. [Read More]
Published: Aug-27-13

Gavins Point Dam Power plant tour schedule changes for upcoming holiday

There will be no tours of the Gavins Point Power plant near Yankton, S.D., on Friday, August 30. The tour schedule for Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1 will be every hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except noon). Tours on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, will be at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1, 2, and 3 p.m. Tours for school and civic groups can be scheduled September through May by calling 402-667-2546. [Read More]
Published: Aug-26-13

Vegetation control to begin on Missouri River sandbars between Garrison Dam and Lake Oahe headwaters, N.D.

During the period between September 1, 2013 and September 30, 2013, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have a contractor spraying sandbars aerially with aquatically-approved herbicides for vegetation control on emergent sandbar habitat in the Missouri River below Garrison Dam and ending in the Lake Oahe headwaters (river miles 1381 to 1283). The Bismarck-Mandan area is excluded from spraying activities (river miles 1310 to 1325). [Read More]
Published: Aug-26-13

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

A draft feasibility report and environmental assessment for stream bank restoration near Scribner, Neb. is currently available for public review. The report identifies alternatives to provide stream bank protection to prohibit rapid erosion on the east bank of the Elkhorn River, Dodge County, Neb. Public infrastructure being protected includes County Road F and the bridge. [Read More]
Published: Aug-22-13

What's in the Final Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation Reports?

The Final Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation Feasibility Report/Environmental Impact Statement (FR/EIS) was released for public review on August 2. Following the scheduled September 3 close of the public comment period, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District will prepare a submittal package with a recommended action for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works to approve. The Corps was required to provide an Environmental Impact Statement, which outlines the potential impacts to the environment and existing purpose of the project as well as provide solutions for minimizing or mitigating those impacts. [Read More]
Published: Aug-16-13

Missouri River emergent sandbar habitat restoration (North Dakota) final assessment available for download

The final Environmental Assessment/Finding of No Significant Impact for the restoration of emergent sandbar habitat complexes in the Missouri River (North Dakota) has been approved and is available for download. The final EA determined that there are no significant impacts associated with removing and preventing vegetation on emergent sandbar habitat located within the Garrison River reach and upper Lake Oahe of the Missouri River between river mile 1381.0 and 1278.0. [Read More]
Published: Aug-15-13
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