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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

Fine administered for failure to comply with Clean Water Act

A Denver-area company has been issued a Class 1 Administrative Penalty of $7,800 for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of a Department of the Army permit issued in 2004 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Denver Regulatory Field Office pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act that authorized the discharge of fill material into Massey Draw, a tributary to Chatfield Lake and the South Platte River, to enhance a golf course located in Littleton, Colo. [Read More]
Published: Oct-09-12

Corps extends deadline for Missouri River Mainstem Water Reallocation study to Oct. 12

Based on requests from the public for an extension to the Missouri River Mainstem Water Reallocation Study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, announced today that the deadline for submitting input regarding areas of focus the public would like to see the study address has been extended by an additional two weeks, giving people through Oct. 12 to submit their comments. [Read More]
Published: Sep-25-12

Day-use fees waived for National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29

Day-use fees at more than 2,400 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operated recreation areas nationwide will be waived in recognition of National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29. The Omaha District will be participating on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon with Missouri River Relief to clean up along the Missouri River banks. Additionally, Lake Oahe near Pierre, S.D., will be hosting a brush removal and firewood distribution volunteer opportunity on Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. [Read More]
Published: Sep-18-12

Missouri River Mainstem Water Reallocation study deadline ends Sept. 28

During meetings held to announce the results of Draft Surplus Water reports for five of the six Missouri River Mainstem Reservoirs Aug. 20 to Aug. 29, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, concurrently began the scoping process for the reallocation study for the Missouri River Mainstem System. [Read More]
Published: Sep-07-12

Comment period extended for Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir Surplus Water Reports

In response to requests from the public during meetings held throughout the Missouri River basin from Aug. 20 to Aug. 29, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is extending the public comment period for the five Draft Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir Surplus Water Reports and Environmental Assessments to Oct. 10, 2012. [Read More]
Published: Sep-06-12

New relief wells to be installed at Cherry Creek

The Drill Crew Unit of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, will be performing drilling work at Cherry Creek Dam in Arapahoe County, Colorado over the next four to five weeks. The Corps will install 12 to 14 new relief wells immediately downstream of the dam embankment adjacent to Interstate 225. [Read More]
Published: Aug-30-12

Corps to hold Fort Peck Spillway test first week in September

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is set to conduct a flow test of the Fort Peck Spillway in Montana during the week of Sept. 4. The test will help engineers to determine whether a subdrain system that relieves potential pressure beneath the spillway is functioning properly. [Read More]
Published: Aug-27-12

Corps to drawdown Bowman-Haley Reservoir for maintenance

The Omaha District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will draw down Bowman-Haley Reservoir approximately 2.4 feet to pool elevation 2747.5 feet for maintenance on the reservoir gates. Releases will be initiated on Aug. 22 with the maintenance scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 10. Bowman-Haley Reservoir is located about 15 miles southeast of Bowman, N.D., in Bowman County. [Read More]
Published: Aug-15-12
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