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March, 2016


Online reservations now offered for USACE Lake Sakakawea campsites

Visitors to Wolf Creek or East Totten Trail campgrounds can now make reservations by going online or calling a toll free number starting on March 30 at 9 am. Reservations for all sites must be made through Reserve America by going online to Recreation.gov or by calling the toll free reservation line at 1-877-444-6777. Same day reservations will be available by calling the toll free number. Cash and checks will no longer be directly accepted at East Totten Trail or Wolf Creek Campgrounds. The recreation season will run from May 15 to September 15 and check out time will be at noon each day. [Read More]
Published: Mar-29-16

Gavins Point Dam road closure March 28-April 1

Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam will be closed from 9 Monday, March 28 through 5 p.m. Friday, April 1 to conduct project maintenance. [Read More]
Published: Mar-24-16

Changes coming to overnight camping at Lewis and Clark Lake near Yankton, SD

Fees and reservation changes are coming to the Nebraska Tailwaters and Cottonwood camp sites operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lewis and Clark Lake near Yankton, SD. [Read More]
Published: Mar-18-16

Changes coming to overnight camping at Fort Peck Lake

Fee changes and new amenities are coming to the Fort Peck Lake camp sites operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Reservations for the Downstream Campground sites must be made through Reserve America by going online to Recreation.gov or by calling the toll free reservation line at 1-877-444-6777. Downstream sites can be reserved as late as two days in advance or as early as six months in advance. Several sites will remain available on a first-come, first-served basis. [Read More]
Published: Mar-18-16

Monroe, NE, draft stream bank restoration report available for review

A draft feasibility report and environmental assessment (EA) for stream bank restoration near Monroe, Nebraska. is currently available for public review. The report identifies alternatives to provide stream bank protection and prohibit further rapid erosion on the right-descending bank of the Loup River, Platte County, Neb. Public infrastructure being protected includes the 370th Avenue county road bridge and road approach located south of Monroe. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than April 1, 2016. [Read More]
Published: Mar-18-16

Changes coming to camping at USACE campsites in South Dakota

Fees changes are coming to campsites operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at several locations in South Dakota including Lake Sharpe at Big Bend Dam, Cold Brook Lake and Dam, and Cottonwood Springs Lake and Dam. Changes occurring at Oahe Dam and Lake will only be to campsites in North Dakota. [Read More]
Published: Mar-16-16

Changes coming to overnight camping at Lake Oahe

Changes were made to the campsite reservation and fee collection to provide an easier process for visitors and staff. Of the 30 campsites at the Hazelton Recreation Area Campground, 26 are now reservable online. The recreation season will run from May 1 to September 30. [Read More]
Published: Mar-15-16

Changes coming to overnight camping at Lake Sakakawea

Several changes are coming to campsites operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota. Changes include how visitors will reserve and pay for campsites. “To ensure compliance with recent changes in USACE regulations for recreation use fees, changes were made to the campsite reservation and fee collection process, resulting in an easier process for visitors and staff. We've had lots of requests to be able to make reservations for either Wolf Creek or East Totten Trail Campgrounds and now our visitors will have that opportunity,” said Nathan Busche, a Natural Resource Specialist at Lake Sakakawea. The recreation season will run from May 15 to September 15. [Read More]
Published: Mar-15-16

Controlling saltcedar and Russian olive at Fort Peck Reservoir, MT

A draft supplemental environmental assessment for the control of saltcedar and Russian olive at the Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana. is available for review. The draft supplemental EA evaluates the environmental impacts of controlling the spread of large infestations of these noxious weeds through aerial application of aquatically-approved formulations of the herbicides triclopyr and 2,4-D. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than April 12. [Read More]
Published: Mar-14-16

Deadman's Run flood risk management feasibility study updated

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been invited by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Railroad Transportation Safety District to participate in an open house public meeting on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Building, 1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. The Corps will provide an update on the Deadman's Run flood risk management feasibility study. [Read More]
Published: Mar-02-16