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February, 2018


President's Budget includes over $100 million for Omaha District civil works

The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) requests $4.785 billion in gross discretionary funding for the civil works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This includes approximately $107 million for civil works projects in the Omaha District which covers parts of Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. [Read More]
Published: Feb-16-18

Lewis and Clark Visitor Center reopens

The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center near Yankton, SD, will be reopening effective Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Hours will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a. m. to 4:00 P.M. The center is located on Nebraska Highway 121 near the Gavins Point Dam. [Read More]
Published: Feb-16-18

Generator upgrades will cause spillway flows at Gavins Point Dam

Upgrades to the hydropower generators at Gavins Point Powerplant near Yankton, SD will result in water flows through the spillway gates. Flows are expected from February 26 through May 15, 2018. Boating restrictions will be in place on the river below the dam during this time. [Read More]
Published: Feb-16-18

Winter Access to Fort Peck Lake limited

Reminder that motorized vehicle use is only permitted on public roads, numbered roads, boat ramps, or designated ice access routes with USACE recreation areas. [Read More]
Published: Feb-15-18

Corps seeks comments on draft feasibility report/environmental assessment for ecosystem restoration study in Sheridan, Wyoming

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on the recently released draft feasibility report and integrated environmental assessment which outlines a proposed plan to restore approximately three miles of degraded ecosystem along the Little Goose Creek, Big Goose Creek, and Goose Creek in Sheridan, Wyoming. The plan includes in-stream structures to improve cold water fishery habitat, stream modifications to increase fish passage and restoration of wetland habitat adjacent to the creeks. Comments must be postmarked or received by March 12, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Feb-12-18

Missouri River Recovery Program holds Adaptive Management Workshop

The Missouri River Recovery Program held an Adaptive Management Workshop here Feb. 6-7. The workshop was followed by Bird, Fish, and Human Considerations team meetings on Feb. 8. [Read More]
Published: Feb-08-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts Adaptive Management Workshop

The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee will hold an Adaptive Management Workshop in Nebraska City Feb. 6-8. The workshop will be at the Lied Lodge, 2700 Sylvan Road, Nebraska City, NE 68410, beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, and concluding at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7. The workshop will be followed by Bird, Fish, and Human Considerations team meetings on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m [Read More]
Published: Feb-02-18

Hunters reminded removal dates for tree stands and duck blinds approaching

Hunters around Gavins Point Project, near Yankton, SD are reminded that deadlines for removing tree stands and duck blinds are coming soon. [Read More]
Published: Feb-02-18