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Cold Brook Reservoir lowered three feet

Cold Brook Reservoir near Hot Springs, S.D., was recently drawn down by more than 3 1/2 feet to allow for construction work on a handicapped accessible pier. Work on the pier will begin August 16. Work to improve the beach is expected to begin in September. [Read More]
Published: Aug-02-13

Draft Project Implementation Report for shallow water habitat creation at Indian Cave State Park available for public comment

A draft Project Implementation Report with Integrated Environmental Assessment and Section 404(b)(1) Water Quality Evaluation for shallow water habitat creation at Indian Cave State Park in Richardson County, Nebraska is currently available for public review. Approximately 20 acres of shallow water habitat will be created during this project. [Read More]
Published: Aug-01-13

Draft Project Implementation Report for shallow water habitat creation at Wilson Island State Recreation Area and DeSoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge available for public comment

A draft Project Implementation Report with Integrated Environmental Assessment and Section 404(b)(1) Water Quality Evaluation for shallow water habitat creation at Wilson Island State Recreation Area in Pottawattamie County, Iowa and at DeSoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge in Harrison County, Iowa is currently available for public review. Approximately 67 acres of shallow water habitat will be created during this project. [Read More]
Published: Aug-01-13

Public comment for Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment, Eurasian watermilfoil control at Fort Peck Reservoir, Mont. sought

A draft supplemental environmental assessment (EA) for the control of Eurasian watermilfoil at the Fort Peck Reservoir, Mont. is currently available for public review. The draft supplemental EA evaluates the environmental impacts of controlling the spread of this noxious weed through application of herbicides approved for aquatic sites, penoxsulam and flumioxazin, in conjunction with the use of a barrier curtain. [Read More]
Published: Jul-26-13

Power plant tour schedule changes at Garrison Dam

Power plant tour schedules at the Garrison Dam in Riverdale, N.D., have been adjusted for the remainder of 2013. Walk-in tours are offered Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays Memorial Weekend through August 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Central Time. However, walk-in tours have been cancelled for July 26 and 27 due to limited staffing. Additionally, tours by scheduled appointment have been cancelled for the remainder of 2013. For more information, visitors may call 701-654-7411. [Read More]
Published: Jul-25-13

Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs Update July 19

Jamestown Reservoir releases have been reduced to 400 cubic feet per second (cfs) and Pipestem Reservoir releases have been increased to 500 cfs. Combined releases remain at 900 cfs. Early next week releases will again be adjusted resulting in a 300 cfs release from Jamestown Reservoir and a 600 cfs release from Pipestem Reservoir. The combined release of 900 cfs is expected to continue until late July. [Read More]
Published: Jul-19-13

Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs Update - July 10

Gate changes at Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs were completed Tuesday to increase the rate of drawdown of the Pipestem Reservoir pool. Pipestem releases were increased from 200 cubic feet per second to 300 cfs, and Jamestown releases were decreased from 700 cfs to 600 cfs. The gate changes will not result in a change to the combined release of 900 cfs. Jamestown Reservoir’s pool elevation is 1435.6 feet with 6.6 percent of its flood pool occupied. Inflows are estimated near 200 cfs. Pipestem Reservoir is at pool elevation 1472.4 feet and has 37.6 percent of its flood pool occupied. Inflows are around 80 cfs. [Read More]
Published: Jul-10-13

Draft Environmental Assessment for wastewater treatment facility site selection in Williston, N.D. available for public comment

A draft Environmental Assessment is currently available for review for a proposal to replace the existing wastewater treatment facility in Williston, N.D. and convert a temporary easement for an existing outfall pipe constructed in the fall of 2012 on federal land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to a permanent easement. [Read More]
Published: Jul-01-13

Play it safe and know the rules this upcoming holiday

With the upcoming holiday, visitors to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation areas are reminded that it is unlawful to possess or discharge fireworks of any kind on Corps property. Additionally, some areas are experiencing drought conditions and visitors are reminded that fires are only allowed in designated fire rings, fire places, grills or facilities specifically designated for this purpose. Local project offices will have detailed information regarding local fire bans or restrictions. [Read More]
Published: Jun-30-13

Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs Update

Due to high flows on the James River south of Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs, the combined release will remain at the current level of 900 cubic feet per second (cfs). Basin conditions and forecasts will be continuously evaluated and adjustments to the releases will be made as needed due to future rainfall and reservoir inflows. [Read More]
Published: Jun-25-13
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