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Missouri River Water Management News

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  • Top USACE officials visit flood areas

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commanding General for Civil Works and Emergency Operations, Maj. Gen. Scott Spellmon, and Ray Alexander, USACE Director of Contingency Operations, visited the Omaha District today and inspected flooded areas this morning via helicopter to develop an understanding of the level of effort required to repair the structures.
  • Public meeting scheduled on Emmons County, ND – City of Linton - Planning Assistance to States study

    The Omaha District, in cooperation with the City of Linton, will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the Linton Community Center, 101 1st Street NE, Linton, ND from 6 - 8:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to present results of the recently completed Emmons County Planning Assistance to States study conducted in partnership with the North Dakota State Water Commission and the Emmons County Water Resources Board.
  • Corps using alternative, expedited permitting procedures to authorize flood-related repairs

    Due to the current flooding, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District Regulatory Branch will be using alternative and expedited permitting procedures to authorize flood-related repairs within regulated waters of the U.S. These procedures will allow the Corps to expedite permitting requests for Nationwide Permits, Regional General Permits, and Standard Permits for flood recovery activities.
  • Emergency permitting procedures in Nebraska and South Dakota

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, (Corps) is issuing this public notice to inform members of the public of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Section 404) and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (Section 10). The Corps administers the permitting process for activities in waters of the United States and when activities occur over, in, or under a Section 10 water. This public notice explains when the Corps has jurisdiction over work or activities, what types of Department of Army (DA) permits are available, and how to apply for those permits. Specific emphasis is on emergencies and the permitting process for emergency activities in Nebraska and South Dakota.
  • USACE NWO keeps eyes on Missouri River levees

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, continues to perform surveillance operations on the levees south of Omaha in the constantly changing flood fight on the Missouri River.
  • Release Plans Announced for Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs

    An interagency meeting will be held in Jamestown, North Dakota, in early April, and a release schedule for Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs will be developed after that meeting.
  • USACE NWO continues flood fight partnerships

    There are confirmed breaches at L611-614 (south of Council Bluffs, Iowa), L-601 (south of Glenwood, Iowa), L-575 (Fremont County, Iowa), L-550 (Atchison County, Missouri), R-562 (Nemaha County, Nebraska), Western Sarpy (Ashland, Nebraska), Clear Creek (Ashland, Nebraska), Union Levee (Valley, Nebraska).  Partial breaches have been confirmed at river miles; L-594 (Fremont County, Iowa), R-573 (Otoe County, Nebraska). Additional breaches are expected as a result of the extremely high flows.
  • Omaha Corps of Engineers working shoulder to shoulder with state, local, tribal agencies in flood fight

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, continues to work with Iowa and Nebraska State and local emergency managers and levee sponsors in response to the enormous volume of water that is currently compromising the majority of the levee systems along the Missouri River from the confluence of the Platte River to Rulo, Nebraska.
  • Corps reducing Gavins Point releases as Niobrara inflows decline

    Releases from Gavins Point Dam were reduced to 73,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) Saturday morning, March 16 and will reduced over the coming days reaching 20,000 cfs on Tuesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today. According to the National Weather Service, tributary flows into Gavins Point Dam, primarily from the Niobrara River have dropped significantly over the past 48 hours.
  • NWO Commander tours Nebraska flood areas

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, continues to support state, local and tribal emergency agencies in their current flood fight efforts. Today, District Commander Col. John Hudson joined Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and other state officials for an aerial tour of the many areas impacted by the current unregulated runoff.