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March, 2017


Boaters at Gavins Point Project reminded of Nebraska Non-Resident AIS Stamp Requirement

Non-resident boaters that launch vessels in Nebraska waters below Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, SD are reminded they will need a Nebraska Aquatic Invasive Species Stamp before entering the water. [Read More]
Published: Mar-30-17

Duck blinds must be removed by May 1, 2017

Duck blinds permitted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Lewis and Clark Lake near Yankton, SD must be removed by May 1, 2017 [Read More]
Published: Mar-30-17

Lewis and Clark Visitor Center will be closed the morning of Thursday, March 30.

The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center near Yankton, SD will be closed on Thursday, March 30 from 8 a.m. through 11 a.m. [Read More]
Published: Mar-28-17

Water releases from Fort Randall and Gavins Point Dams

Water releases from Fort Randall Dam at Pickstown, South Dakota and Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, South Dakota are being increased this week in support of the 2017 navigation season downstream. At Gavins Point, releases will be increased 3,000 cfs per day until they reach navigation support levels, which are estimated at 25,000 to 28,000 cfs this spring. Fort Randall’s releases will be used to back up the Gavins Point releases and are typically 2,000 to 3,000 cfs lower than Gavins Point. [Read More]
Published: Mar-20-17

Public meeting scheduled in Sheridan, WY to discuss proposed ecosystem restoration plan

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the city of Sheridan, Wyoming, will hold a public meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at the Best Western, 612 N. Main Street, to gather input on the proposed plan for restoring degraded aquatic habitat in the vicinity of the existing flood control project that exists along Little Goose Creek, Big Goose Creek, and Goose Creek in Sheridan. The public meeting will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a brief presentation at 6:00 p.m. describing the plan followed by an open house. [Read More]
Published: Mar-10-17

Release plans announced for Jamestown and Pipestem reservoirs

Maximum combined release from the reservoirs is not expected to exceed 450 cfs this summer. [Read More]
Published: Mar-08-17

Comments sought on draft programmatic EA for repairs to Council Bluffs levee system in Iowa

A draft programmatic environmental assessment (PEA) for repairs to the Missouri River left bank levee systems in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is currently available for public review. The PEA evaluates the impacts of repairing deficiencies located at various sites along the 28.5-mile Council Bluffs levee system that extends along the Missouri River and includes the Indian Creek and Mosquito Creek tributaries. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than April 5, 2017. [Read More]
Published: Mar-07-17