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April, 2015


Temporary Closure of East Tailrace Recreation Area at Garrison Dam

The road to the East Tailrace Recreation Area downstream of the Garrison Dam in Riverdale, N.D. will be closed on April 27 and April 28 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. This closure is required to allow sedimentation removal from the downstream boat ramp. The road to the East Tailrace will be closed during this time. Shore fishing at the East Tailrace will not be permitted. Shore fishing will remain available at the West Tailrace. Signs will be in place to direct the public. Access to the East Tailrace will reopen once the work is completed. [Read More]
Published: Apr-24-15

Public meetings scheduled for Denver Urban Waterways Restoration Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the city and county of Denver, will hold three public meetings to gather input on the recently initiated Denver Waterways Restoration Study. The purpose of the study is to identify ecosystem restoration and flood risk reduction opportunities along critical areas of the South Platte River from 6th Avenue to 58th Avenue and flood-prone areas of Harvard Gulch and Weir Gulch. [Read More]
Published: Apr-20-15

Ecosystem restoration study public meeting scheduled for Sheridan, WY

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the city of Sheridan, Wyo., will hold a public meeting on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Best Western, 612 N. Main Street, to gather input on an ecosystem restoration feasibility study in Sheridan. The public meeting will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with a brief presentation describing the study followed by an open house. [Read More]
Published: Apr-17-15

Commander signs FONSI for Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Modification

Omaha District Commander Col. Joel R. Cross and Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Region, Montana Area Manager Brent Esplin have signed the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Modification Project. The FONSI summarizes the environmental effects associated with the project and the decision of the co-lead agencies to select and implement the bypass channel alternative. [Read More]
Published: Apr-16-15

Spring release plans for Jamestown and Pipestem reservoirs

Pipestem Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1445.0 feet, which results in 1.7 percent of the flood pool occupied. Inflows are currently 40 cubic feet per second (cfs) with no reservoir release. Jamestown Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1430.0 feet, which is one foot below the base of the flood pool. Inflows are currently 10 cfs with no reservoir release. The maximum combined release from the reservoirs is not expected to exceed 200 cfs; however, significant rainfall could necessitate higher release levels. The upper James River basin is currently in abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions according to the US Drought Monitor, which could decrease rainfall runoff into the reservoirs. [Read More]
Published: Apr-13-15

Partial road closure will have limited impact on traffic

Maintenance on street lights across Gavins Point Dam will cause a partial road closure on Crest Road from Monday, April 13 at 8 a.m. through Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Apr-09-15

Lewis and Clark Visitor Center will be closed April 7 and 8

The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center near Yankton, SD will be closed on Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8th. [Read More]
Published: Apr-06-15