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Public Meeting Scheduled for Little Sioux Bend Shallow Water Habitat Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Mar. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Desoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 1434 316th Lane, in Missouri Valley, Iowa. The purpose of the meeting is to seek public input on potential restoration and mitigation actions for the shallow water habitat project at Little Sioux Bend. [Read More]
Published: Mar-01-13

Landowners reminded to obtain permit for activity affecting Missouri River

Landowners adjacent to the Missouri River, including Lake Sakakawea and Lake Oahe, are reminded that obtaining a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is required for any activity in or affecting the Missouri River system. Types of activities that require permits include, but are not limited to: boat docks, intake systems, bank stabilization, dredging and maintenance to any existing structure or permitted activity. [Read More]
Published: Feb-27-13

Omaha District Emegency Managers hold annual flood fight training

Omaha District Emergency Management Office held its annual Flood Fight training on February 15 for non-federal levee sponsors in the PL 84-99 program, and State and County Emergency Managers near Omaha, Neb. [Read More]
Published: Feb-19-13

Corps approves first surplus water supply agreement for Lake Sakakawea

The first Surplus Water Agreement, authorized by Section 6 of the 1944 Flood Control Act, allowing the temporary withdrawal of water from Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota, was signed by the Omaha District Commander Col. Joel R. Cross late yesterday evening. [Read More]
Published: Feb-07-13

Corps enters partnership with Collingsworth Foundation to promote water safety

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District has formally partnered with the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation to promote water safety within the Omaha District including Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, South Dakota, Colorado and Nebraska. [Read More]
Published: Jan-22-13

Corps administers fine for failure to comply with Clean Water Act

A Sioux Falls-area development company, River Greenway Hospitality LLC, has been issued a Class 1 Administrative Penalty for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of a Department of the Army permit issued pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. [Read More]
Published: Jan-14-13

Public meeting scheduled for Audubon Bend Conceptual Site Plan Development

A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Holy Family Parish (Sacred Heart Hall), 807 Emerson Ave., in Wynot, Neb. from 6 to 8:00 pm to gather public input on development of a conceptual site plan for the restoration of habitat and recreation features at the recently acquired Audubon Bend property in Cedar County, Neb. [Read More]
Published: Jan-08-13

Winter Access policy for Corps recreation areas in North Dakota now available

The 2012-2013 winter access policy for western and central North Dakota including Lake Sakakawea and Lake Audubon is now available. Ryan Newman, lake manager, said, "The lake has not yet frozen over, but with the recent cold weather it won’t be long. We urge everyone to exercise extreme caution. Thin ice or open water may exist near springs and pressure ridges throughout the winter." [Read More]
Published: Dec-17-12

Spillway slab project set to begin at Gavins Point Dam

Repair work is set to begin on the concrete slab below the Gavins Point Dam Spillway this Monday, Nov. 26. The slab was damaged when record amounts of water were released from the spillway during the Flood of 2011. [Read More]
Published: Nov-21-12

Corps meets contract award deadline for repairs to levees, dams

The final round of contracts awaiting award for repair work within the Omaha District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, following damages sustained throughout the Missouri River basin during the Flood of 2011 have been obligated with repairs to 15 impacted levee systems slated for completion by the spring of 2013. [Read More]
Published: Oct-16-12
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