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  • Virtual public meeting scheduled to discuss recently released Papillion Creek Basin draft final feasibility report

    OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District, will hold a virtual public meeting Feb. 10 to present the results of the draft final feasibility report for the Papillion Creek general reevaluation study. The purpose of the study is to develop alternatives to reduce flood risks and improve public safety within the Papillion Creek Basin in Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties.
  • Corps announces fiscal year 2021 civil works' work plan; including $54M for repairs of Missouri River navigation channel

    OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced its 2021 civil works' work plan, which provides funding for the Corps to address water resource issues across the nation. These work plans include approximately $54 million for the repair of several navigation structures along the Missouri River that were damaged from high water and flooding over the past three years.
  • Winter won't stop work on L-536 levee repairs

    Despite winter conditions, work continues on the L-536 levee setback south of Rock Port, Missouri. Repairs to the original in-line portion of the levee are scheduled to be substantially complete within the next month. Construction of the levee setback portion of the project continues despite the freezing temperatures.
  • Corps seeks public comment on draft environmental assessment for emergency replacement of critical farm-to-market bridge in Sweet Grass County, Montana

    A draft environmental assessment for the replacement of a flood-damaged, critical farm-to-market bridge in Sweet Grass County, Montana, is available for public review through Feb. 11, 2021.
  • Crest Road Closed Tuesday for maintenance

    Crest Road which crosses Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, South Dakota, will be closed Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. for maintenance. People are asked to take alternate routes during the closure. ing the closure.
  • Virtual public meeting scheduled for flood risk management study in Fremont.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in cooperation with the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District and the city of Fremont, will hold a virtual public meeting Jan. 13, from 7-9 p.m. via Zoom meeting ID 95037694771 to discuss results of the flood risk management study outlined in the recently released draft feasibility report.
  • Lake Yankton water level to be drawn down

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces the immediate draw down of the water level by one foot in Lake Yankton, located downstream of Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, South Dakota.
  • Comments sought on watercraft inspection program

    A draft integrated letter report and programmatic environmental assessment has been developed to determine the economic and environmental impacts of Federal participation in state-managed watercraft inspection programs along the South Platte River Basin in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. Public comments on the draft EA will be accepted until Jan. 1, 2021.
  • Corps of Engineers to begin maintenance on Salt Creek Dams’ plunge pools

    LINCOLN, Neb.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced that it will begin maintenance on the downstream conduit outlet plunge pools Jan. 4, 2021 at the following Salt Creek Dam sites: 8, Wagon Train; 9, Stagecoach; 10, Yankee Hill; 12, Conestoga; and 13, Twin Lakes.
  • Corps of Engineers, Garrison Project announces winter access policy, entry points

    RIVERDALE, N.D. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Garrison Project announces their 2020-2021 winter access policy. This year there will be 113 entry points to Lake Sakakawea and 20 entry points to Lake Audubon. These entry points are a combination of boat ramps, shoreline access sites and freeways which are in limited development areas. A couple of these points are foot traffic only due to terrain.