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Posted 9/13/2018

Release no. 18-072

USACE-NWO Public Affairs

OMAHA, Neb. - Maintenance construction activities on the outlet works of Wagon Train and Stagecoach Dams near Hickman have begun and will continue through December.

To facilitate the maintenance work at Wagon Train, the reservoir will be lowered one foot to 1286.8 feet Project Datum (PD). It is anticipated that the gate will be shut the first week of October and the reservoir refill will be complete by the spring of 2019.

Stagecoach Reservoir has been 7 feet below normal, at elevation 1264 feet PD, to allow Nebraska Game and Parks to complete a fish renovation. The gate has been closed and reservoir refill is anticipated to be complete in the spring of 2019.

Public access to the construction site and areas immediately downstream of the dams will be restricted during this construction.