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July, 2017


Corps stresses hot-weather safety

Water management and recreation officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ urge visitors to keep safety in mind while enjoying outdoor recreation opportunities, particularly during unusually hot temperatures and fluctuating water flows. [Read More]
Published: Jul-31-17

Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee to Meet in Omaha

The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) will hold its 38th meeting here Aug. 8-10, 2017. The meeting will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton Omaha Downtown, 1616 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68102, beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, and concluding at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10. The draft MRRIC meeting agenda can be found online at www.MRRIC.org. [Read More]
Published: Jul-31-17

Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for operation and maintenance repairs at Tyson Bend available for public review

A draft supplemental environmental assessment to evaluate the impacts of restoring the ecological function of the Tyson Bend shallow water habitat backwater site in Harrison County, Iowa is currently available for public review. This EA specifically evaluates construction activities required to operate and maintain the backwater and associated features without adversely impacting the Missouri River authorized purposes including flood risk management. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than August 25, 2017. [Read More]
Published: Jul-27-17

Omaha District welcomes new commander Col. John L. Hudson

Col. John L. Hudson assumes command of the Omaha District U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in a change of command ceremony held Wednesday, July 26, 2017. [Read More]
Published: Jul-26-17

Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for land use reclassification at the Oahe Project available for public review

A draft environmental assessment to evaluate the impacts of reclassifying the land use of approximately 125 acres at the Oahe Project in South Dakota is currently available for public review. Management Unit 60, also known as Sibley Nature Park, would be reclassified from Environmentally Sensitive to Multiple Resource Management – Low Density Recreation. If determined that there are no significant impacts, this change would be documented in the Oahe Dam/Lake Oahe Master Plan. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than August 23, 2017. [Read More]
Published: Jul-25-17

Senior passes sold out at Gavins Point Project

The America the Beautiful Senior Passes are sold out at Gavins Point Project near Yankton, S.D. The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center is out of the passes, however, they are currently available at Cottonwood and Nebraska Tailwaters campgrounds. [Read More]
Published: Jul-18-17

Information meeting scheduled to discuss nonstructural flood risk solutions in Fremont, Nebraska

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District will hold an information meeting on Monday, July 24, 2017 in Fremont to discuss potential nonstructural flood risk management solutions that could reduce the community’s flood risk and incidentally may reduce flood insurance premiums. The meeting will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Christensen Field located at 1710 West 16th Street. [Read More]
Published: Jul-17-17

Road across Gavins Point Dam closed July 19.

Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D., will be closed 8 a.m. through noon on Wednesday, July 19 to perform maintenance on the spillway. The public is asked to plan on an alternate route of travel during this time. [Read More]
Published: Jul-13-17

Annual Gavins Point Project Duck Blind Permit Applications accepted now through August 16

The 2017 Annual Lewis and Clark Lake Duck Blind Permit application period is now open through August 16, 2017. Applications are available online or may be picked-up in person at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center located at 55245 Highway 121, Crofton, Nebraska. [Read More]
Published: Jul-13-17

Vegetation control set for invasive species located at Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana

Beginning the week of July 31, 2017, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will conduct vegetation management activities on the Seven Blackfoot, Billy, Wilson, McCarty, Sheep, Short, Cart Trail and Doney drainages located at the Fort Peck Reservoir in Garfield and Phillips Counties. [Read More]
Published: Jul-11-17
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