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June, 2017


Missouri River sandbars closed during nesting season

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds residents that many sandbars with active piping plover and interior least tern nests are closed for recreational use during the nesting season which runs from mid-May through August in order to protect chicks and increase populations. [Read More]
Published: Jun-30-17

Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns

     OMAHA, Neb. – More public recreation fatalities occur in July than any other month, so the U.S. [Read More]
Published: Jun-29-17

Corps incorporating public comments on draft MRRMP EIS, preparing biological assessment

OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing comments received regarding the draft [Read More]
Published: Jun-28-17

Crest road closed for spillway repair

Crest road will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, June 26. Plan an alternate route. [Read More]
Published: Jun-23-17

Release Plans Announced for Pipestem Reservoir

Pipestem Dam releases have begun in order to evacuate flood storage as outlined in the water control manual. Releases are currently set at 125 cubic feet per second (cfs). Jamestown Dam releases are set to match the inflow of the reservoir and are currently 75 cfs. The combined release will be 200 cfs. [Read More]
Published: Jun-16-17

Partial road closure will have limited impact on traffic.

Maintenance on the street lights across Gavins Point Dam, near Yankton, SD, will cause part of the Crest Road to be closed, but will only have limited impact on traffic. The road will be closed from Monday, June 19 at 8 a.m. through Wednesday, June 21 at 4 p.m. This closure will include overnight hours. [Read More]
Published: Jun-14-17

Public meetings scheduled to discuss Snake Creek embankment dam safety issues

Two public meetings to discuss interim measures to reduce dam safety risks at the Snake Creek embankment, which runs under Highway 83 and impounds Lake Audubon in North Dakota, are scheduled for Tuesday, June 27 in Garrison, ND and Wednesday, June 28 in Bismarck, ND. [Read More]
Published: Jun-13-17

Jamestown Reservoir Flood Storage Nearly Evacuated

Jamestown Reservoir flood storage is nearly evacuated with the pool elevation approaching the summer target of 1,431 feet. Releases are being adjusted out of Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs accordingly. [Read More]
Published: Jun-02-17