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Corps seeks public comment on Draft Environmental Assessment, Restoration of Emergent Sandbar Habitat Complexes in the Missouri River, Nebraska and South Dakota

A draft environmental assessment (EA) for the restoration of emergent sandbar habitat complexes in the Missouri River (Nebraska and South Dakota) is currently available for public review. The draft EA evaluates the environmental impacts of removing and preventing vegetation on emergent sandbar habitat located within the Fort Randall, Lewis and Clark Lake and Gavins Point reaches of the Missouri River between river mile 878.3 and 752.7. [Read More]
Published: Mar-04-13

Moffat Project Final EIS to move toward completion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, has announced a tentative date for the release of its Final Environmental Impact Statement for Denver Water’s Moffat Collection System Project. With federal and state agency and the applicant, Denver Water’s concurrence, the Corps anticipates that the projected Final EIS will be released in February 2014. [Read More]
Published: Mar-04-13

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
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