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June, 2016


Lake Zorinsky suspect for larval zebra mussels

A recent water sample taken from Lake Zorinsky has tested positive for veligers, the microscopic larval form of zebra mussels. Additional water samples continue to be analyzed and shoreline surveys are being conducted. There are no current indications that the zebra mussels are a threat to the dam’s infrastructure. At this time, there are no plans to lower Lake Zorinsky or use any chemicals to treat the lake for zebra mussels. [Read More]
Published: Jun-30-16

Corps to hold public meeting for Langdon Bend Habitat Project in Nemaha

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will hold a public meeting on the draft project implementation report (PIR) with integrated environmental assessment (EA) for the Langdon Bend Interception and Rearing Complex Habitat Project in Nemaha County. [Read More]
Published: Jun-30-16

Gavins Point Dam road closed July 5

Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam will be closed from 8:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 to conduct maintenance. [Read More]
Published: Jun-30-16

Public comment period for Draft Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam EIS extended

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will extend the public comment period for the draft Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) from July 18, 2016 to July 28, 2016. The Draft EIS analyzes and discloses potential effects associated with the proposed Federal action to improve passage for endangered pallid sturgeon and other native fish at Intake Diversion Dam in the Lower Yellowstone River while continuing the effective and viable operation of the Lower Yellowstone Project. [Read More]
Published: Jun-23-16

Draft PIR for Langdon Bend available for review

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft project implementation report (PIR) with integrated environmental assessment (EA) for the Langdon Bend Interception and Rearing Complex Habitat Project in Nemaha County and will schedule a public meeting in July to solicit comments on the project. Comments on the draft PIR/EA must be postmarked or received by July 20, 2016. [Read More]
Published: Jun-21-16

Final Phase: Implementation of Garrison Land Transfer meetings June 22 and 23

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) will host two public meetings in June to share and discuss the May 6, 2015 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Secretaries of the Department of the Army (Army) and Department of the Interior (Interior). The MOA sets forth the process for transferring administrative jurisdiction over certain Garrison Project lands no longer needed for the construction, maintenance and operation of the project to be held in trust for the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation). [Read More]
Published: Jun-20-16

Additional public meeting scheduled for Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project in MT

A third public meeting has been scheduled to solicit comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project. The draft EIS analyzes potential effects associated with the proposed action to improve fish passage for pallid sturgeon and other native fish at the Intake Diversion Dam, continue the viable and effective operation of the Lower Yellowstone Project, and contribute to ecosystem restoration. Comments on the draft EIS must be postmarked or received by July 18, 2016. [Read More]
Published: Jun-10-16

USACE seeks public comments on proposal regarding nationwide permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it is seeking comments on its proposal to renew and revise 50 nationwide permits for work in wetlands and other waters that are regulated by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. In addition, USACE is proposing to issue two new nationwide permits that pertain to authorizing the removal of low-head dams and the construction and maintenance of living shorelines. [Read More]
Published: Jun-01-16