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  • Generator maintenance will result in water releases through spillway gates at Gavins Point Dam

    Maintenance on the generators at Gavins Point Powerplant near Yankton, South Dakota, will result in the need to release water through the spillway gates through Sept. 30.
  • USACE hosting open house teleconference to address erosion threatening Lower Brule

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, in cooperation with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, will hold an open house on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 5 to 7p.m. to seek comments on potential opportunities to address erosion that is threatening the town of Lower Brule, South Dakota. There will be a brief, formal presentation at 5:30 p.m. via Webex.
  • Vegetation control set for invasive species located at Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana

    Beginning the week of August 22, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will conduct vegetation management activities on the Seven Blackfoot, Billy, Wilson, McCarty, Sheep, Short, Cart Trail, Armstrong and Doney drainages; as well as the shoreline between Seven Blackfoot and Billy drainage located at the Fort Peck Reservoir in Garfield and Phillips Counties, Montana.
  • USACE seeks public input for Fort Peck Lake, Montana Shoreline Management Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has begun the public scoping period and is seeking public comment regarding the development of the Fort Peck Lake Shoreline Management Plan through Sept. 30, 2021.
  • USACE seeks public comment on environmental assessment to evaluate impacts of proposed improvements to County Road 9 at White Earth Bay

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment for a proposed project on Mountrail County Road 9 at White Earth Bay, North Dakota through Sept. 17, 2021.
  • Maintenance, construction scheduled at Salt Creek Dams near Lincoln

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District will be performing maintenance and construction activities Aug. 23 to Nov. 20, at the downstream conduit outlet plunge pools at the following Salt Creek Dam sites: 8 (Wagon Train), 9 (Stagecoach), 10 (Yankee Hill), 12 (Conestoga) and 13 (Twin Lakes); additionally, some downstream maintenance will occur at site 4 (Blue Stem).
  • Vegetation control to begin on Missouri River sandbars between Garrison Dam and Huff, ND

    During August and September, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct vegetation management activities on sandbars in the Missouri River between Garrison Dam and Huff, N.D. The Bismarck-Mandan river reach (river miles 1325 to 1310) will not be sprayed. This work is being done to keep the sandbars free of vegetation and usable by the threatened piping plover for nesting.
  • Vegetation control to begin on Missouri River sandbars between Yankton and Vermillion, SD

    During September, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct vegetation management activities on sandbars in the Missouri River between Yankton and Vermillion, South Dakota, the upper portion of Lewis and Clark Lake near Springfield South Dakota, and Niobrara, Nebraska, and as far upstream as Pickstown, South Dakota This work is being done to keep the sandbars free of vegetation and usable by the threatened piping plover for nesting as well to control invasive common reed that has become prevalent in the lake area.
  • Public comments sought for draft PEA for repairs to side channel chutes, backwaters damaged in 2019 floods

    Public comments are being sought on a draft programmatic environmental assessment has been prepared to evaluate and document the potential impacts of a suite of proposed repair activities that would occur within previously constructed Missouri River Recovery Program side channel chutes and backwaters in Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri that were damaged by the 2019 flood event on the Missouri River. The proposed repairs are needed to repair flood damages to MRRP constructed chutes to reduce the possibility of adversely affecting other authorized purposes, or adjacent lands, and to restore beneficial habitat conditions in the chutes that were impacted by the flood.
  • Temporary lane restrictions at East Totten Trail boat ramp on Lake Audubon, North Dakota

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced concrete repairs will be performed on the boat ramp at the East Totten Trail Recreation Area on the northwest side of Lake Audubon in North Dakota beginning August 5 through mid- October. The boat ramp and courtesy dock will remain open with some temporary lane restrictions in the coming weeks.