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Gavins Point Dam Road Closed June 22-25

Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D., will be closed 8 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2015 through 5 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015. This closure will include nighttime hours. The public is asked to plan on an alternate route of travel during this time. [Read More]
Published: Jun-19-15

Supplemental Draft EIS for CO Northern Integrated Supply Project released

The Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Northern Integrated Supply Project is now available for public review. The project, coordinated by the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, seeks to provide approximately 40,000 acre-feet each year from a new municipal water supply. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is neither a proponent nor an opponent of the proposed project. Jurisdictional waters of the United States would be directly impacted by NISP. Placing fill material in waters of the U.S. to construct water storage and distribution facilities associated with developing additional water supplies requires authorization from USACE under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. [Read More]
Published: Jun-19-15

Forecast to return Tri-Lakes Dams to normal pool levels

The release at Chatfield Dam will be increased today from 2,500 cubic feet per second to 3,000 cfs. Releases remain unchanged at Cherry Creek Dam at 100 cfs and at Bear Creek Dam at 500 cfs until next week. Following the release change at Chatfield Dam, the combined releases from the Tri-Lakes Dams will be 3,600 cfs. [Read More]
Published: Jun-17-15

Releases from Colorado’s Tri-Lakes Dams impacted by recent rain

Recent rainfall has kept local runoff downstream of the Tri-Lakes Dams high along the South Platte River and its contributing creeks downstream of Denver. Tributary flows have peaked after recent rainfall and are starting to recede. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District in coordination with the State of Colorado will hold releases at Bear Creek Dam to 500 cubic feet per second and at Cherry Creek Dam to 100 cfs. Releases from Chatfield dam will be increased today and again Tuesday. Releases were cut back last week to mitigate flood risk downstream from the dams. [Read More]
Published: Jun-15-15

Lake Yankton Water Festival set for Saturday, June 20

The Lake Yankton Water Festival is set for Saturday, June 20 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Training Dike Recreation area near Yankton, SD. The event will have games, prizes, crafts, demonstrations, and a paddling clinic. [Read More]
Published: Jun-15-15

Public meeting scheduled on Deadman's Run flood risk management feasibility study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (NRD) and the city of Lincoln, will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the 4th Presbyterian Church, 5200 Francis Street, Lincoln, Neb. from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m. describing the study followed by an open house. The purpose of the meeting is to gather input on the recently initiated Deadmans Run flood risk management feasibility study. Deadman’s Run is located primarily in northeast Lincoln. [Read More]
Published: Jun-15-15

Heavy Rain in CO means more releases changes for Tri-Lakes Dams

Heavy rain, which fell Thursday night, increased stages along Bear Creek, Cherry Creek, and the South Platte River downstream from the Tri-Lakes Dams.Releases at Chatfield Dam will be held at 1000 cfs through the weekend and will be gradually increased next week as downstream flows recede. Releases from Bear Creek Dam also remain at 200 cfs to allow flows on Bear Creek downstream of the dam to recede and will likely be increased on Saturday to 500 cfs. Releases from Cherry Creek Dam will be held at 50 cfs today due to high flows on Cherry Creek between the dam and the South Platte River. Releases will likely be increased to 100 cfs tomorrow to allow for future flexibility for flood risk management at the dam. [Read More]
Published: Jun-12-15

Gavins Point Dam Road Closed June 15-18

Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D., will be closed 8 a.m. Monday, June 15, 2015 through 5 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015. This closure will include nighttime hours. The public is asked to plan on an alternate route of travel during this time. [Read More]
Published: Jun-12-15

Releases from Tri-Lakes Dams reduced to accommodate rainfall

In anticipation of forecast rainfall today, releases from Chatfield and Bear Creek Dams will be reduced to mitigate flood risk in the Denver area. In anticipation of forecast rainfall today, releases from Chatfield and Bear Creek Dams will be reduced to mitigate flood risk in the Denver area. At Bear Creek Dam, releases will be reduced from 500 cfs to 200 cfs this afternoon. At Cherry Creek Dam, releases remain unchanged at 50 cfs. [Read More]
Published: Jun-11-15

Gavins Point Dam Road Closed June 8-11

Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D., will be closed 8 a.m. Monday, June 8, 2015 through 5 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015. This closure will include nighttime hours. The public is asked to plan on an alternate route of travel during this time. [Read More]
Published: Jun-05-15
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