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August, 2015


Public meeting scheduled on Willow Creek and Boyer River feasibility study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the City of Missouri Valley, will hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the Rand Community Center, 100 S. 4th Street, Missouri Valley, Iowa. The meeting will run from 4:30 to 7 p.m. with a brief formal 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 Willow Creek/Boyer River feasibility study. [Read More]
Published: Aug-26-15

Gavins Point Dam Road Closed August 31 – September 4, 2015

Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D., will be closed 8 a.m. Monday, August 31 through noon Friday, September 4, 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: Aug-25-15

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

During September, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct vegetation management activities on sandbars in the Missouri River between 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), the Wilton/Steckel boat ramp at river mile 1343.6, and river miles 1364 and 1363 north of Washburn, N.D. will not be sprayed. This work is being done to keep the sandbars free of vegetation and usable by the endangered interior least tern and threatened piping plover for nesting. [Read More]
Published: Aug-24-15

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 conduct vegetation management activities on sandbars in the Missouri River between Pickstown, SD and Ponca, Neb. Approximately 700 acres have been identified for treatment in 2015 by a team of federal and state representatives. This work is being done to keep the sandbars free of vegetation and usable by the endangered interior least tern and threatened piping plover for nesting. [Read More]
Published: Aug-24-15

Gavins Point Dam Road Closed August 20-21, 2015

Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D., will be closed Thursday, August 20 through 5 p.m. Friday, August 21, 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: Aug-19-15