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Final input sought on Deadmans Run flood risk study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (NRD) and the City of Lincoln, will hold an open house on Wednesday, March 28, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) Center, 1800 N. 33rd Street in Lincoln. Comments from area residents, businesses and other interested parties are being sought on the draft feasibility report for the Deadmans Run flood risk management study. There will be a brief, formal presentation at 5:30 p.m. [Read More]
Published: Mar-19-18

Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee to Meet in Omaha

The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) will hold its 40th meeting March 27-29, 2018. The meeting will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Omaha Downtown, 1616 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68102, beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, and concluding at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29. [Read More]
Published: Mar-19-18

Draft EA for modifications to Missouri River, Papillion Creek and Platte River federal levees in Sarpy County, Nebraska available for public comment

A draft Environmental Assessment for modifications of two levee systems located in Sarpy County, Nebraska, owned and operated by the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District, is currently available for public review. The draft EA evaluates the environmental impacts of modifying the levees to meet FEMA certification and accreditation standards and continue eligibility in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ PL 84-99 Program. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than April 6, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Mar-07-18

Draft supplemental environmental assessment for cultural interpretive center available for public review

A draft supplemental environmental assessment for proposed construction changes at the cultural interpretive center located on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in McKenzie County, North Dakota is currently available for public review. The draft supplemental EA evaluates the environmental impacts of increasing the project footprint by approximately four acres. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than March 31, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Mar-01-18

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
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