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May, 2017


Road across Gavins Point Dam closed May 31 – June 1

Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D., will be closed 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 31 through 5 p.m. Thursday, June 1 to perform maintenance on the spillway. This closure will include nighttime hours. The public is asked to plan on an alternate route of travel during this time. [Read More]
Published: May-26-17

Tribal Members of MRRIC Continue Discussion of Draft EIS

The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) met in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, May 23-25. MRRIC and the Tribal members welcomed Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Kip Spotted Eagle, newly-appointed member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe. Other Tribes were represented by Dr. Andrea Hunter, Osage Nation; Dr. Kelly Morgan, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe; Alan Kelley, Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; and Shannon Wright, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. [Read More]
Published: May-25-17

Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee Continues Draft EIS Discussion

The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) met in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, May 23-25. MRRIC members visited the Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery and Gavins Point Dam, in Yankton, South Dakota, where they learned about efforts to supplement the population of the endangered pallid sturgeon and about flood risk management efforts and hydropower operations at the dam. They also toured an 18-mile stretch of the Missouri River by boat to see firsthand the recovery efforts for the Least Tern and Piping Plover. [Read More]
Published: May-25-17

President's Fiscal 2018 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) includes $5.002 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). "The fiscal 2018 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the administration's priorities to support and improve the nation's economy and infrastructure, and to protect the American people," said Mr. Doug Lamont, senior official performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. "This Budget supports the core mission areas of coastal and inland navigation, reducing flood risks from riverine flooding and along our coasts, and restoring aquatic ecosystems.” [Read More]
Published: May-25-17

MRRIC Tours Missouri River, Gavins Point

At a typical meeting of the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC), members and visitors generally see a standard conference room complete with name placards, PowerPoint presentations, coffee pots (what’s a conference without coffee?), and microphones. On May 22, however, MRRIC traded those in for a day in the field learning about the workings of a hydroelectric plant and about three threatened and endangered species. [Read More]
Published: May-25-17

While Enjoying America’s Waterways Play It Safe

Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them. [Read More]
Published: May-22-17

Life jackets save lives, period!

Choosing to not wear your life jacket is not only illegal, it can be fatal. [Read More]
Published: May-22-17

Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project- Open House Flyer

Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project Open House scheduled for May 30. [Read More]
Published: May-18-17

Final Record of Decision approves Windy Gap Firming Project

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District finalizes its Record of Decision (ROD) May 17, 2017 approving the Windy Gap Firming Project. [Read More]
Published: May-17-17

Annual sediment flushing exercise scheduled at Cherry Creek Reservoir

The annual sediment flushing exercise will be completed at Cherry Creek Reservoir Wednesday, May 24. [Read More]
Published: May-17-17
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