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Draft Environmental Compliance Documents

Omaha District Environmental Compliance Documents Pending Public Review: 

Document Title Date Summary of Proposed action geographic scope potential environmental impacts document review period

Draft Environmental Assessment, P.L. 84-99 Rehabilitation Program, Lower Platte South Natural Resource District, Salt Creek, Lincoln, Nebraska

March 2015

Reshaping levee banks; replacing lost bank material; 
constructing landward piggy-back levees at discrete locations; installing sheet pile cutoff walls, replacing lost sod, and filling sink holes along portions of the right and left descending banks

Right and left descending banks of Salt Creek, Lincoln, Nebraska. 
Lower portion is located near the intersection of Superior Street and North 40th Street, and upper-most portion is located near the intersection of Van Dorn Street and Park Boulevard.            
None March 3 - April 1, 2015
Draft Environmental Assessment, P.L. 84-99 Rehabilitation Program, Lower Platte South Natural Resource District, Antelope Creek, Lincoln, Nebraska March 2015 Reshaping existing levee banks back to a 3:1 slope and replacing lost riprap along portions of the right and left descending banks Right and left descending banks of Antelope Creek, approx. 200 feet upstream from the Antelope Creek – Salt Creek confluence in Lincoln, Nebraska None March 3 - April 1, 2015
Draft Environmental Assessment, P.L. 84-99 Rehabilitation Program, Little Sioux InterCounty Drainage District Flood Control Works, Monona and Harrison Counties, Iowa December 2014 Repair four areas of the InterCounty Drainage District’s damaged flood control works on the Little Sioux River Upstream portion is approx. six miles northeast of Onawa, Monona County, Iowa. Downstream portion is located approx. two miles west of Little Sioux, Harrison County, Iowa. Flood control works damages are located on both sides of the Little Sioux River with the upstream portion at the confluence of the Monona-Harrison County Ditch and the Little Sioux River and the downstream portion near the confluence of the Missouri River and the Little Sioux River. None December 8 - January 6, 2015
Draft Environmental Assessment, P.L. 84-99 Rehabilitation Program, Levee Unit R-627, Grace Street Ditch, Omaha, Nebraska December 2014 Repair bank erosion along Levee Unit R-627  

Left descending bank of Levee Unit R-627 – Grace Street Ditch. The eroded bank is approx. 1,000 feet west of the intersection of 10th and Grace Streets in downtown Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.

None December 8 - January 6, 2015
Draft Environmental Assessment, P.L. 84-99 Rehabilitation Program, Dry Creek Flood Risk Reduction Project, Hawarden, Sioux County, Iowa November 2014 Repair bank erosion and fill in the scour hole in the channel invert of Dry Creek.     Dry Creek, Hawarden, Sioux County, Iowa None December 3 - January 2, 2015
Draft Environmental Assessment, P.L. 84-99 Rehabilitation Program, Levee Unit 624-627, Mosquito Creek, Pottawattamie County, Iowa October 2014

Bankline repairs to levee units 624 and 624-627-611-614 along Mosquito Creek.

Mosquito Creek, Pottawattamie County, Iowa None November 14 - December 15, 2014
Draft Environmental Assessment, Stony Creek 3D Geophysical Exploration, Williams and McKenzie Counties, North Dakota August 2014

Seismic study to evaluate hydrocarbon reserves in McKenzie and Williams Counties, North Dakota.

Williams and McKenzie Counties, North Dakota None August 8 - September 7, 2014
Draft Environmental Assessment & Finding of No Significant Impact, Missouri River Structure Modifications Project, Cass and Sarpy Counties in Nebraska, and Fremont and Mills Counties in Iowa August 2014

Restore shallow water habitat within a 48-mile section of the Missouri River through the modification of 73 dike structures previously notched to create shallow water habitat. 

Manawa Bend and Upper Plattsmouth Bend (Sarpy and Cass Counties, Nebraska); Pin Hook Bend, Upper Copeland Bend, Nebraska Bend, and Rock Bluff Bend (Fremont and Mills Counties, Iowa) between river miles 609.0 to 561.0.         None August 7 - 26, 2014
Draft Environmental Assessment: Lake Yankton Fish Population Renovation Project  July 2014 The proposed project would renovate the fish population at Lake Yankton through rotenone application to remove the invasive fish population, and subsequently restocking with desirable game species.
Lake Yankton, approximately 5 miles west of Yankton, SD

Eradicate current invasive fish population to restock lake with desirable game species. August 5 - September 2, 2014
Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment & Finding of No Significant Impact, Upper Hamburg Chute Operation & Maintenance, Missouri River Fish & Wildlife Mitigation Project, Otoe County, Nebraska July 2014
The proposed project would repair chute bank erosion that formed along two locations during the 2011 Missouri River flood. Upper Hamburg Chute, Otoe County, Nebraska, between river miles 556 and 552.  None

July 28 - August 15, 2014

Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment & Finding of No Significant Impact, Council Bend Operation & Maintenance, Missouri River Fish & Wildlife Mitigation Project, Pottawattamie County, Iowa July 2014
The proposed project would repair a chute scour hole that formed along the southern bank during the 2011 Missouri River flood. Council Bend Chute, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, between river miles 618.8 and 616.7. None

July 28 - August 15, 2014

Draft Project Implementation Report with Integrated Environmental Assessment, Section 404(b)(1) Evaluation and Finding of No Significant Impact, Middle Decatur Bend, Shallow Water Habitat Construction Project, Burt County, Nebraska July 2014
The proposed project would create approximately 11 to 14 acres of shallow water habitat on Corps-owned land. South and east of Decatur, Nebraska along the left-descending bank of the Missouri River between river miles 688.35 and 688.75.  None

July 21 - August 19, 2014

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Draft Environmental Assessment, Quale/Roggenbuck Sakakawea Water Access Project, Montrail County, North Dakota June 2014
(1) Granting a surplus water agreement to allow for withdrawal of 6,450 acre-feet of surplus water for industrial use and (2) authorizing the conversion of an existing agricultural easement on private land adjacent to Lake Sakakawea into dual agricultural and industrial water use.        Montrail County, North Dakota None

June 18 - July 18, 2014

Draft Environmental Assessment, Conestoga Reservoir Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project, Lancaster County, Nebraska June 2014

Measures to restore aquatic habitat, water quality and recreation opportunities at the reservoir.

Conestoga Reservoir, located approx. 20 miles west of Lincoln, Nebraska. None

June 13 - July 14, 2014

Draft Feasibility Report/Environmental Assessment, Cache la Poudre River at Greeley, Colorado April 2014

Alternatives identified for flood risk management and ecosystem restoration

17-mile reach of the Cache la Poudre River, near Greeley, Colorado. None

April 15 - May 15, 2014

Draft Feasibility Report/Environmental Assessment, Section 14, Elkhorn River Near Wisner, Nebraska February 2014

Provide streambank protection to prohibit the rapid erosion on the Elkhorn River southwest of Wisner, Nebraska. Public infrastructure being protected includes the Cuming County Road 6 Bridge and roadway.

Right-descending bank of the Elkhorn River in Cuming County, Nebraska. None

March 12 - April 11, 2014

Draft Feasibility Report/Environmental Assessment, Section 14, Elkhorn River Near Tilden, Nebraska September 2013

Provide streambank protection to prohibit the rapid erosion on the Elkhorn River near Tilden, Nebraska. Public infrastructure being protected includes the 536th Avenue County Road Bridge and roadway.

Right-descending bank of the Elkhorn River in Madison County, Nebraska. None

February 14 -March 17, 2014

Draft Environmental Assessment/Finding of No Significant Impact, Control of Salt Cedar and Russian Olive, Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana September 2013
Herbicidal control of salt cedar and Russian olive at the Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana. Along the shoreline and in adjacent upland areas of the Fort Peck Reservoir area in McCone, Valley, Garfield, Phillips, Petroleum and Fergus Counties, Montana. None

October 23 - November 21, 2013

Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment with Integrated Section 404(b)(1) Evaluation/Finding of No Significant Impact, Kansas & Nishnabotna Bends, Missouri River Bank Stabilization and Navigation, Fish & Wildlife Mitigation Project September 2013
Construct 13 new earthen groins perpendicular to federal levee unit R-562 to eliminate flow and scour along the toe of the levee while maintaining the normal operation and function of the Kansas Bend Chute. Kansas Bend is between Missouri River miles 546.4 and 544.6. Nishnabotna Bend is between Missouri River miles 543.4 and 542.4. None

September 23 - October 7, 2013

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Draft Finding of No Significant Impact & Environmental Assessment, Exchange of Federal and Private Lands, Garrison Dam/Lake Sakakawea Project  September 2013
Exchange two small Corps-owned parcels of land, totaling approximately 11.4 acres, with two small, privately-owned parcels of land, totaling approximately 5.9 acres for the purposes of providing cohesive habitat for migratory birds, especially waterfowl, threatened and endangered species, and resident wildlife and promoting compatible public use and recreation. Properties are located in west-central North Dakota on the eastern-most edge of Lake Audubon on the Audubon National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), McLean County, North Dakota. None

September 18 - October 1, 2013

 

Draft Finding of No Significant Impact & Environmental Assessment, Synder Bend Sand Removal Project, Woodbury County, Iowa September 2013
Remove river-borne sediment (sand) that deposited into a portion of the pre-flood wetlands at Snyder Bend as a result of the 2011 Missouri River Flood.  Snyder Bend is located on the left descending bank of the Missouri River between river miles 716.8 – 715.9, approx. 4.5 miles west of Salix, Iowa in Woodbury County None

September 10 - 24, 2013

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Draft Finding of No Significant Impact & Tiered Environmental Assessment, PL 84-99 Emergency Levee Rehabilitation Program, Main Ditch 6, Hamburg, Iowa August 2013
Use structural responses to help the city of Hamburg remove the advance measure levee additions and repair drainage structures (phase 2), returning the levee to pre-disaster conditions.           Main Ditch 6 is located in Fremont County, Iowa, along the left descending bank of Main Ditch 6 to the north and west of Hamburg. None

August 30 - September 30, 2013

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Draft Section 14 Integrated Feasibility Study Report/Environmental Assessment, Scribner, Nebraska  July 2013

Provide stream bank protection to prohibit the rapid erosion on the east bank of the Elkhorn River, Dodge County, Nebraska. Public infrastructure being protected includes County Road F and the bridge.

Left descending bank of the Elkhorn River in Dodge County, northeast of Scribner, Nebraska.

None

August 22 - September 23, 2013

 

Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment with Integrated Section 404(b)(1) Evaluation/Finding of No Significant Impact, Middle Decatur Shallow Water Habitat Restoration Project  July 2013

Restore shallow water habitat at Middle Decatur Bend in Burt County, Neb.

Burt County, Neb., located along the left descending bank of the Missouri River between river miles 689.3 – 688.5.

None

August 8 - September 7, 2013

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Indian Cave Bend/Indian Cave Backwater Shallow Water Habitat Project Draft Project Implementation Report

July 2013

Create approximately 20 acres of shallow water habitat at Indian Cave State Park in Richardson County Nebraska.

 

Indian Cave State Park, located along the right descending bank of the Missouri River, between river miles 517.3 and 518.3, in Richardson County Nebraska.

 

None

August 1 - September 1, 2013

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Draft Project Implementation Report and Environmental Assessment with Finding of No Significant Impact - Wilson Island/DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge Shallow Water Habitat Construction Project

June 2013

Create approximately 67 acres of shallow water habitat at Wilson Island in Pottawattamie County, Iowa and the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge in Harrison County, Iowa.

Wilson Island and the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, between river miles 641 and 645.

None

August 1 - September 1, 2013

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Download the Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines Evaluation

Control of Aquatic Invasive Species, Fort Peck Reservoir, MT - Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact

July 2013

Herbicidal control of Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) at the Fort Peck Reservoir in McCone, Valley, Garfield, Phillips, Petroleum and Fergus Counties, Montana.

Within the Fort Peck Reservoir area in McCone, Valley, Garfield, Phillips, Petroleum and Fergus Counties, Montana. The Fort Peck Dam is located at river mile 1,771.5 in the Missouri River Basin.

None

July 24 - August 23, 2013

Draft Environmental Assessment for Wastewater Treatment Facility Site Selection in Williston, ND June 2013
Replace the existing wastewater treatment facility in Williston, ND and convert a temporary easement for an existing outfall pipe constructed in the fall of 2012 on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed federal land to a permanent easement. City of Williston, ND is in Williams County in northwestern North Dakota near the confluence of the Little Muddy River and the Missouri River. None

July 1 - July 30, 2013

PL 84-99 Emergency Levee Rehabilitation Program - Revision to December 2011 Tiered Environmental Assessment May 2013
Implement levee repairs, including two large-scale levee setbacks, on the Missouri River Levee Unit L-575 under the authority of Public Law 84-99.

Setbacks are located in Fremont County, Iowa, along the left descending bank of the Missouri River between river miles 566 and 555.

None

June 5 - July 2, 2013

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Little Sioux Bend Shallow Water Habitat Restoration Project Draft Project Implementation Report With Integrated Environmental Assessment and Section 404(b)(1) Evaluation

May 2013

Construct fish and wildlife habitat along the right descending bank of the Little Sioux Bend of the Missouri River near the town of Little Sioux, Iowa.

190-acre parcel of Corps-owned land in Harrison County, Iowa between approximate river miles 667 and 668.

 

None

May 3 - June 2, 2013

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For comments or questions related to the Environmental Compliance documents listed on this page, please email the Omaha District Planning Branch. Comments can also be mailed to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District
Attn: CENWO-PM-A; (Insert name of document)
1616 Capitol Avenue
Omaha, NE 68102-4901