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Oahe Project partners to offer special turkey hunt

Hunter Greg Brandner of Pierre, S.D., harvested the first turkey of a special spring turkey hunt being held at the Oahe Dam and Lake recreation area. The hunt was hosted in partnership with the National Wild Turkey Federation and the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks. In recent years, the Oahe Project has made use of its specially enclosed blinds, which allows hunters with disabilities requiring the use a wheelchair, the opportunity to hunt deer. [Read More]
Published: Apr-18-14

Flood repairs on Gavins Point Spillway will result in one lane road closure

Flood repair work on Gavins Point Spillway near Yankton, S.D. will cause one lane of the spillway road to be closed into the fall. [Read More]
Published: Apr-18-14

Public comment sought on flood risk management and ecosystem restoration study near Greeley, Colo.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the city of Greeley, will hold a public meeting on Monday, Apr. 21 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Rodarte Center, 920 A Street in Greeley, Colo. to solicit comments on a draft feasibility study report and environmental assessment that identifies alternatives for flood risk management and ecosystem restoration within a 17-mile reach of the Cache la Poudre River, near Greeley. There will be a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m. followed by a question and answer session. [Read More]
Published: Apr-14-14

Release Plan Announced for Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs

Pipestem Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1447.7 feet which results in 3.7 percent of the flood pool occupied. Inflows are currently 440 cfs with a reservoir release of 50 cfs. Jamestown Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1431.7 feet which results in 0.8 percent of the flood pool occupied. Inflows are currently 570 cfs with a reservoir release of 100 cfs. The combined release is 150 cfs. Maximum combined releases from the reservoirs are currently expected to be near 450 cubic feet per second (cfs). Additional significant rainfall or snow may necessitate higher release levels. [Read More]
Published: Apr-10-14

Tyrannosaurus Rex to embark on cross country journey

The USACE Omaha District’s Wankel T.rex will soon travel from Montana, where it has resided for the past 66 million years, to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Mont., home to the T.rex since it was excavated in 1990, will host a free, public sendoff April 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History is planning a number of events, beginning April 15, to welcome the T. rex to the Nation’s Capital. Be sure to follow the Wankel T.rex's journey through our social media outlets at #trexroadtrip [Read More]
Published: Apr-01-14

Public comment sought on Intake diversion dam modification, lower Yellowstone project at Intake, Mont.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with the Bureau of Reclamation, co-lead agencies on the Intake Diversion Dam modification project, are seeking public comments on a draft supplement to an environmental assessment that was released in 2010. The supplement identifies alternatives to modify the existing diversion dam located in Intake, Mont. to improve passage for endangered pallid sturgeon and other native fish in the lower Yellowstone River. [Read More]
Published: Apr-01-14

Corps to begin levee construction project along Shell Creek in Schuyler, Neb.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, in partnership with the city of Schuyler and the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District, has begun construction of a 2.5-mile levee along Shell Creek north and east of Schuyler and is marking the occasion with a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, March 27th starting at 10:15 a.m. The formal ceremony will begin at the Oak Ballroom, 175 Higgins Drive in Schuyler. Afterwards attendees will be encouraged to gather at the dig site located near East 22nd Street and Old Highway 30 (now Road E) by the old drive-in movie theatre to break ground. [Read More]
Published: Mar-25-14

Gavins Point releases will divert to spillway beginning March 26

Due to maintenance and repairs at the Gavins Point Dam power plant, water releases, which normally run through the powerhouse, will be diverted to the spillway beginning Wednesday, March 26. "We are releasing the same amount of water that we normally would. The difference is, it will be more visible to the public because we will be using the spillway instead of the powerhouse," said Dave Becker, Operations Project Manager for Gavins Point. [Read More]
Published: Mar-25-14

Omaha District Emergency Managers hold annual flood fight training

Omaha District Emergency Management Office held its annual Flood Fight training on February 27 for non-federal levee sponsors in the PL 84-99 program, and State and County Emergency Managers near Omaha, Neb. Training topics included PL 84-99 authorities, how to request assistance, flood fighting, post-flood regulatory and permitting processes, flood outlook, levee safety action classification and the Silver Jackets program. [Read More]
Published: Mar-21-14

Draft feasibility report for stream bank restoration near Wisner, Neb. available for review

A draft feasibility report and environmental assessment (EA) for stream bank restoration southwest of Wisner, Neb. is currently available for public review. The report identifies alternatives to provide stream bank protection and prohibit further rapid erosion on the right-descending bank of the Elkhorn River, Cuming County, Neb. Public infrastructure being protected includes the Cuming County Road 6 bridge and roadway. [Read More]
Published: Mar-12-14
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