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Enjoy Your Holiday, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death, yet the number of deaths by drowning could be reduced drastically if everyone would wear a life jacket. Statistics show that 89 percent of those who drown at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes and rivers may have survived if they had worn a life jacket. Here are some safety tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July holiday. [Read More]
Published: Jun-25-13

Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs Update

Heavy rain has fallen over the past few days in the James River basin downstream of Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs. The combined reservoir release was reduced on June 20 from 1200 cfs to 900 cfs. Potential for heavy rain continues for the next several days, so the combined release rate of 900 cfs will be held through the weekend. [Read More]
Published: Jun-21-13

Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs Release update

Jamestown Reservoir releases will be decreased to 900 cubic feet per second and Pipestem Reservoir releases will be increased to 300 cfs on Thursday, June 20. The combined release will remain at 1200 cfs. Both reservoirs have peaked and are beginning to drop. [Read More]
Published: Jun-19-13

Draft Revised Environmental Assessment for L-575 Public-Law 84-99 Levee Rehabilitation Project available for public comment

A draft revised environmental assessment (EA) for PL 84-99 levee rehabilitation activities at L-575 along the Missouri River is currently available for public review. Rehabilitation activities consisted of in-line repairs to bring the levee back to pre-flood conditions and construction of two large-scale levee setbacks. The draft revised EA primarily focuses on evaluation of the effects of the large-scale levee setbacks between river miles 566-556. [Read More]
Published: Jun-06-13

Long-term release schedule for Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs

Releases from Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs will remain at 1200 cubic feet per second longer than expected due to continued high runoff into the reservoirs. Earlier this year, releases from the reservoirs were expected to fall below 1200 cfs in early June. However, during the last 30 days above normal rainfall has occurred in much of the James River and Pipestem Creek basins upstream of the reservoirs. [Read More]
Published: May-31-13

Public Meeting May 16th for Glover's Point Bend Project

Updated: 5/23/2013 - The draft Supplemental EA for the proposed Glover’s Point Bend Shallow Water Habitat Project that is being developed as part of the Corps' Missouri River Recovery Program is available for viewing at: http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Planning/EnvironmentalPlanning/DraftDocuments.aspx. Comments can be mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PM-AC; ATTN: Glover's Point Bend Project; 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901. Comments can also be emailed to: cenwo-planning@usace.army.mil. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than June 24, 2013. [Read More]
Published: May-23-13

Jamestown, Pipestem Reservoirs Update

Jamestown Reservoir releases were increased to 1000 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Thursday, May 23. Pipestem Reservoir releases are 200 cfs. The combined reservoir release is 1200 cfs and is expected to remain at this level for the next several days. Flood storage at both reservoirs continues to fill and inflows are expected to be elevated for the next couple of weeks. Adequate flood storage remains available at the reservoirs. [Read More]
Published: May-23-13

Study indicates hydraulic flushing may serve as viable sediment management option

Results from the Phase I Lewis and Clark Lake Sedimentation Management Study indicate that high discharge, short duration reservoir releases out of Fort Randall Dam could help transport significant amounts of fine sediment out of the Missouri River. [Read More]
Published: May-23-13

Jamestown, Pipestem Reservoirs Update

Inflows into Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs have increased with the weekend rainfall and are expected to be elevated for the next couple of weeks. Adequate storage is available at both reservoirs. [Read More]
Published: May-21-13

Corps seeks public comment on Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment, Louisville Bend Fish and Wildlife Rehabilitation Project

A draft supplemental environmental assessment (EA) for the construction of a new channel and deep water habitat at Louisville Bend is currently available for public review. The draft supplemental EA evaluates the environmental impacts of constructing a new water supply channel between an existing pump station and the Louisville Oxbow Lake and enhancing shallow water habitat quality by excavating 2.4 acres of deep water habitat for overwintering fish. The proposed project is located on the Louisville Bend State Wildlife Area between river miles 681.7-685.4, approximately three miles west of Blencoe in Monona County, Iowa. [Read More]
Published: May-17-13
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