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Lake Yankton facilities closed due to fisheries renovation

Some facilities around Lake Yankton, near Yankton, SD, will be closed on Sept. 9-10 as part of the fisheries renovation. Closures will include all of Cottonwood Day Use area and Training Dike boat ramp. There will also be restrictions on entering the water or shoreline. [Read More]
Published: Sep-08-14

Contract awarded for chute repairs at Middle Decatur Bend, Burt County, Neb. and backwater repairs at Hole-in-the-Rock, Thurston County, Neb.

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to Newt Marine Service of Dubuque, Iowa for $972,142.25 for repairs to existing chute and backwater projects at Middle Decatur Bend near Decatur in Burt County, Neb. and Hole-in-the-Rock located on the Omaha Indian Reservation north of Macy in Thurston County, Neb. The proposed projects will repair damages to existing shallow water habitat features caused by the 2011 Missouri River Flood. [Read More]
Published: Sep-02-14

Vegetation control to begin on Missouri River sandbars between Pickstown, S.D. and Ponca, Neb.

During September, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spray sandbars in the Missouri River between Pickstown, S.D. and Ponca, Neb. with aquatic-approved herbicides to keep the sandbars clear of vegetation. This work is being done so that the sandbars may be used by the endangered interior least tern and threatened piping plover for nesting. [Read More]
Published: Aug-27-14

Vegetation control to begin on Missouri River sandbars between Garrison Dam and Lake Oahe headwaters, N.D.

During September, the Omaha District will conduct vegetation management activities on sandbars in the Missouri River. Contractors will use a helicopter to spray sandbars with aquatic-approved herbicides to keep them clear of vegetation. This work is being done so that the sandbars can continue to be used by the endangered interior least tern and threatened piping plover for nesting. The sandbars being treated are on the Missouri River between the Garrison Dam and the Hazelton Boat Ramp on Lake Oahe (river miles 1381 to 1278). The Bismarck-Mandan river reach, river miles 1325 to 1310, and river miles 1364 and 1363 north of Washburn, N.D. will not be sprayed. [Read More]
Published: Aug-27-14

Road closure scheduled for Gavins Point Dam crest road

Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam will be closed from 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, through 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. This closure will include nighttime hours. The public is asked to plan on an alternate route of travel during this time. The closure is a result of the inspection, repair and painting of the spillway gates. There will be periodic closures throughout duration of the construction, which will continue into the fall. [Read More]
Published: Aug-22-14

Public comments sought on environmental assessment for a proposed seismic study to evaluate hydrocarbon reserves in N.D.

A draft environmental assessment for a proposed seismic study to evaluate hydrocarbon reserves in McKenzie and Williams Counties, N.D. is currently available for public review. The draft EA evaluates the environmental impacts of seismic exploration activities on federal and non-federal lands within the project area. [Read More]
Published: Aug-08-14

Spillway gate repairs mean more road closures at Gavins Point Dam

Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam will be closed from 8 a.m. Monday, August 11 through 3:30 p.m. Friday, August 15. This closure will include nighttime hours. The public is asked to plan on an alternate route of travel during this time. The closure is a result of the inspection, repair and painting of the spillway gates at Gavins Point Dam. There will be periodic closures throughout duration of the construction, which will continue into the fall. [Read More]
Published: Aug-07-14

Draft environmental assessment for modifications to Missouri River structures available for review

A draft environmental assessment for the modification of 73 existing dike structures along the Missouri River is currently available for public review. The draft EA evaluates the environmental impacts of modifying the structures to create the physical conditions necessary to maximize the amount of shallow water habitat at each of the notched dikes. [Read More]
Published: Aug-07-14

Draft Environmental Assessment for Lake Yankton Fish Population Renovation Project, Neb., S.D., available for public review

A draft environmental assessment for a proposed fish population rehabilitation project at Lake Yankton is currently available for public review. In recent years Lake Yankton has become dominated by “rough” fish species including Asian carp that are considered detrimental to the recreational fishery. The goal of the proposed project is to re-establish the recreational fishery by allowing for the establishment of a desirable game fish population. [Read More]
Published: Aug-05-14

Public comments sought on draft supplemental environmental assessment for repairs to Council Bend chute

A draft supplemental environmental assessment for repairs to the Council Bend chute in Pottawattamie County, Iowa is currently available for public review. The draft supplemental EA evaluates the environmental impacts of repairing a chute scour hole that formed along the southern bank during the 2011 Missouri River flood. The purpose and scope of this supplemental EA are limited to evaluating the potential environmental effects of the proposed operation and maintenance chute repair actions. [Read More]
Published: Jul-28-14
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