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Posted 5/5/2017

Release no. 17-041

Omaha District Public Affairs Office

OMAHA, Neb. -The Omaha District Corps of Engineers wishes to remind individuals in North Dakota that Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 stipulates that all structures and or work in or affecting navigable waters of the United States require a permit.

This includes the placement of any structure, such as docks and water intakes, into Section 10 navigable waters, including constructed harbors and marinas that have an access point to a navigable water.

Section 10 waters in North Dakota are the Missouri River (including Lake Sakakawea and Lake Oahe), Yellowstone River, James River (South of railroad tracks in Jamestown), Bois de Sioux River, Red River of the North, and Upper Des Lacs Lake.

All bays, tributaries, backwaters and marinas that are connected and are within the Ordinary High Water Mark are also considered a part of the Section 10 waters.

More in depth information may be found on the Omaha District Corps website at: http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/RegulatoryProgram/NorthDakota/PublicNotices.aspx.

Should you have additional questions please contact our Project Offices in the following locations in North Dakota:

North Dakota Regulatory Office, 1513 South 12th Street, Bismarck, ND at (701)255-0015 for all Section 10 Waters (excluding Lake Oahe, Lake Sakakawea, Lake Audubon, Bowman-Haley Reservoir and Pipestem Reservoir).

Garrison Project Office, 201 1st Street, Riverdale, ND at (701)654-7411 for Lake Sakakawea, Lake Audobon, Bowman-Haley Dam and Pipestem Reservoir.

Oahe Project-Bismarck Field Offices, 1513 South 12th Street, Bismarck, ND at (701)255-0015, for Lake Oahe.

Baldhill Dam Project, 2630 114th Avenue SE, Valley City, ND at (701) 845-2970, for Lake Ashtabula.