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Draft Environmental Impact Statement to be prepared for Cherry Creek Dam, Aurora, Colo.

A draft Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District to address environmental issues related to remediation alternatives that will be proposed at the conclusion of a Dam Safety Modification Study for the Cherry Creek Dam in Aurora, Colo. Public scoping meetings will be held in 2014 within the local Cherry Creek Dam project area to present information regarding the array of remediation alternatives that may be addressed in the draft EIS, receive public comments, and solicit input regarding dam safety issues, additional remediation alternatives to consider, and other environmental issues of concern to the public. [Read More]
Published: Dec-19-13

Garrison Project 2013-2014 Winter Access Policy now available

The 2013-2014 winter access policy released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Garrison Project identifies 55 points of entry to Lake Sakakawea. The Lake has not yet completely frozen over, but with the recent cold weather it won’t be long. The Omaha District urges everyone to exercise extreme caution. Thin ice or open water may exist near springs and pressure ridges throughout the winter. [Read More]
Published: Dec-11-13

Fort Peck Interpretive Center announces winter schedule

The Fort Peck Interpretive Center will operate under an appointment-based system this winter due to low seasonal visitation and budget constraints. The Center will not have set hours for the months of December, January and February. Groups who would like to use the meeting room or individuals and families who want to tour the facility will need to make an appointment in advance during weekdays by calling the Interpretive Center at (406) 526-3493 or the Project Office at (406) 526-3411. [Read More]
Published: Dec-02-13

Spillway Slab project at Gavins Point Dam continues

On Monday, Dec. 2, work on the concrete slab below the Gavins Point Spillway, near Yankton, S.D., is set to resume, which will close the parking area to the public until the work is completed. The slab was damaged when record amounts of water were released from the spillway during the 2011 flood. [Read More]
Published: Nov-26-13

Contract awarded for shallow water habitat project at Indian Cave State Park, Richardson County, Neb.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to construct a shallow water habitat backwater project at the Indian Cave State Park in Richardson County, Neb. The Corps worked closely with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission while designing the backwater to ensure the project accomplished Missouri River Recovery Program goals while adding a feature to the Indian Cave State Park the public could enjoy. [Read More]
Published: Nov-21-13

Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at Gavins Point to close for season

The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at Gavins Point Dam, located near Yankton, S.D., and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Park Service will close for the season Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. The center, which is located on Nebraska Highway 121 near the Gavins Point Dam, will reopen in March. School and civic groups may still schedule tours and programs by contacting Karla Zeutenhorst at 402-667-2546. [Read More]
Published: Nov-20-13

Oahe Downstream Recreation Area closed for annual hunt event

Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Pierre, S.D., will be closed Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the annual Oahe Hunt. The Oahe Hunt is an annual event sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks for hunters whose mobility in by means of a wheelchair. [Read More]
Published: Nov-20-13

Contract awarded for shallow water habitat project at Middle Decatur Bend, Burt County, Neb.

An $895,000 contract has been awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District to Western Contracting of Sioux City, Iowa for the restoration of a backwater at Middle Decatur Bend in Burt County, Neb. The proposed project will restore the connection between Middle Decatur’s backwater lake and the Missouri River. The backwater serves as shallow water habitat which provides feeding, spawning, and rearing habitat for native fish and other aquatic species. [Read More]
Published: Nov-06-13

Contract awarded for shallow water habitat project at Glovers Point Bend, Thurston County, Neb.

A $3.56 million contract has been awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District to Newt Marine Service of Dubuque, Iowa, for the construction of a backwater at Glovers Point Bend in Thurston County, Neb. The proposed project will be constructed on land owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and will result in the creation of 55 acres of shallow water habitat that is intended to benefit the federally endangered pallid sturgeon and other native fish and wildlife species. [Read More]
Published: Nov-05-13

Draft Environmental Assessment for control of saltcedar and Russian olive at Fort Peck Reservoir, Mont. available for public review

A draft environmental assessment for the control of saltcedar and Russian olive at the Fort Peck Reservoir, Mont. is currently available for public review. The draft EA evaluates the environmental impacts of controlling the spread of these noxious weeds through aerial application of aquatically-approved herbicides for large infestations and the use of foliar, cut-stump and basal bark application methods for small areas of infestation. [Read More]
Published: Oct-23-13
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