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Weather alters schedule; spillway flow test scheduled at Gavins Point Dam April 16

The spillway flow test at Gavins Point Dam, originally scheduled for April 10, 2013, is rescheduled due to inclement weather. The new test date is Tuesday, April 16, 2013. As part of the ongoing rehabilitation and repair of the damage from the Missouri River Flood of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, will temporarily shift discharges out of Gavins Point Dam from the powerhouse to the spillway. [Read More]
Published: Apr-11-13

Public reminded about risks of living behind levees, below dams

Dry conditions throughout the Missouri River basin since last summer might lead some communities throughout the Missouri River basin to believe that the risk of flooding is nonexistent this year. The risk of flooding still remains even during a drought, particularly due to isolated thunderstorms in areas below Gavins Point Dam where the Corps does not have a way to regulate the runoff. Residents throughout the basin are reminded to remain vigilant even during this drought period. [Read More]
Published: Apr-11-13

Spillway flow test at Gavins Point Dam postponed due to inclement weather

The spillway flow test which was scheduled for April 10 at Gavins Point Dam has been postponed due to inclement weather. The new test date is Tuesday April 16. The purpose of the test is to gain additional information on the current condition of the spillway after interim repairs have been made. The test is being conducted as part of the ongoing rehabilitation and repair of the damage from the Missouri River Flood of 2011. [Read More]
Published: Apr-10-13

Spillway flow test for repair and rehabilitation to be conducted at Gavins Point Dam

As part of the ongoing rehabilitation and repair of the damage from the Missouri River Flood of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, will temporarily shift discharges out of Gavins Point Dam from the powerhouse to the spillway on Wednesday, April 10 to conduct a spillway flow test. The purpose of the test is to gain additional information on the current condition of the spillway. [Read More]
Published: Apr-04-13

Public Meeting Scheduled for Indian Cave Shallow Water Habitat Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will hold a public scoping meeting on Monday, Apr. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Shubert Community Building, located on the corner of 5th and Main Streets, in Shubert, Neb. The purpose of the meeting is to seek public input on the development of potential restoration and mitigation measures for a proposed shallow water habitat project at Indian Cave State Park. [Read More]
Published: Apr-04-13

Corps to initiate releases at Pipestem Reservoir

Pipestem Reservoir will be initiating a water quality release of 25 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Tuesday, April 2. Pipestem Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1442.6 feet with approximately 2 cfs inflow and outflow.Jamestown Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1429.7 feet with approximately 0 cfs inflow and outflow. [Read More]
Published: Apr-01-13

Corps seeks public input on upgrade and expansion of a wastewater treatment facility, Fort Peck, Montana

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently in the scoping phase of preparing an environmental assessment for the proposed upgrade and expansion of the wastewater treatment facility on federal property within the town of Fort Peck, Montana. The purpose of the proposed project is to meet increased wastewater treatment needs of a temporary population expansion as a result of potential pipeline work if TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline Project is approved for construction. [Read More]
Published: Mar-26-13

Cottonwood Campground at Gavins Point now open

Cottonwood Campground, operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gavins Point Project, is now open for free camping. Campsites have electricity and are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Vault toilets are available though, water-based facilities will remain closed/off. On April 18, 2013, the campground will begin charging fees and water-based facilities will be turned on. [Read More]
Published: Mar-15-13

Public Meeting Scheduled for Wilson Island and Desoto Bend Shallow Water Habitat Projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 19 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 the development of two proposed shallow water habitat projects. One project is located at Wilson Island State Recreation Area and the other at Desoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge. [Read More]
Published: Mar-13-13

Spillway flow test for repair and rehabilitation to be conducted at Gavins Point Dam

As part of the ongoing rehabilitation and repair of the damage from the Missouri River Flood of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, will temporarily increase discharges out of Gavins Point Dam Tuesday, March 12 to conduct a spillway flow test. [Read More]
Published: Mar-08-13
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