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  • Vegetation control to begin on Missouri River sandbars between Yankton and Vermillion, SD

    During September, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct vegetation management activities on sandbars in the Missouri River between Yankton and Vermillion, South Dakota, the upper portion of Lewis and Clark Lake near Springfield South Dakota, and Niobrara, Nebraska, and as far upstream as Pickstown, South Dakota This work is being done to keep the sandbars free of vegetation and usable by the threatened piping plover for nesting as well to control invasive common reed that has become prevalent in the lake area.
  • Public comments sought for draft PEA for repairs to side channel chutes, backwaters damaged in 2019 floods

    Public comments are being sought on a draft programmatic environmental assessment has been prepared to evaluate and document the potential impacts of a suite of proposed repair activities that would occur within previously constructed Missouri River Recovery Program side channel chutes and backwaters in Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri that were damaged by the 2019 flood event on the Missouri River. The proposed repairs are needed to repair flood damages to MRRP constructed chutes to reduce the possibility of adversely affecting other authorized purposes, or adjacent lands, and to restore beneficial habitat conditions in the chutes that were impacted by the flood.
  • Temporary lane restrictions at East Totten Trail boat ramp on Lake Audubon, North Dakota

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced concrete repairs will be performed on the boat ramp at the East Totten Trail Recreation Area on the northwest side of Lake Audubon in North Dakota beginning August 5 through mid- October. The boat ramp and courtesy dock will remain open with some temporary lane restrictions in the coming weeks.
  • Public notice for permit application for compensatory mitigation bank near Bozeman, Montana

    Missoula, Mont. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is evaluating a request by the Sacajawea Audubon Society to review the feasibility of a new compensatory mitigation bank, known as the Indreland Audubon Wetland Preserve on the east side of the City of Bozeman, Montana. The prospectus is the first phase of mitigation bank evaluation. It is intended to determine whether the site has enough potential to warrant development of a more detailed Mitigation Banking Instrument. This notice is to inform interested parties of the proposed activity and to solicit public comments.
  • Campground open with limited access at Crooked Creek Recreation Area on Fort Peck Reservoir due to increased water levels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced campgrounds at Crooked Creek on Fort Peck Reservoir, located northeast of Winnett, Montana, remains open with reservoir water levels slightly more than a foot and siltation in the bay. Boaters should use extreme caution when launching or entering the bay.
  • Vegetation control set for invasive species located at Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana

    FORT PECK, Mont. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District will conduct vegetation management activities beginning the week of August 8, 2021, on the Seven Blackfoot, Billy, Wilson, McCarty, Sheep, Short, Cart Trail, Armstrong and Doney drainages, as well as the shoreline between Seven Blackfoot and Billy drainage located at the Fort Peck Reservoir in Garfield and Phillips Counties, Montana.
  • USACE announces Lake Sakakawea Shoreline Management Plan approval

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced approval of the Garrison Dam Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota Shoreline Management Plan.
  • Draft Environmental Assessment for Wagon Train Reservoir wildlife management area, state recreation area sediment basin maintenance in Hickman, Nebraska available for comment

    LINCOLN, Neb. – A draft environmental assessment has been prepared to review the proposed Nebraska Game and Parks Commission maintenance and aquatic habitat rehabilitation project at Wagon Train Reservoir in Hickman, Nebraska –Lancaster County. The project would improve water quality, reduce sedimentation and shoreline erosion, improve recreational features, and enhance aquatic habitat. This would include drawing down the reservoir from the multipurpose pool elevation of 1,287.8 feet to approximately 1,276 feet in the late fall of 2021. Drawdown would occur to facilitate removal of accumulated sediment in the existing sediment basins, modification of the sediment basins to alter flow for increased capacity, repair of breakwaters, improvements for angler access, maintenance and enhancement of recreational features and installation of fish habitat features and would be maintained at drawdown for the duration of the project and allowed to refill in spring of 2022.
  • Fireworks prohibited on USACE sites around Fort Peck Lake

    FORT PECK, Mont. -- As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District asks visitors to use extreme caution when recreating around Fort Peck due to the unusually dry conditions. The ignition of explosives or explosive devices, including fireworks or other pyrotechnics, on USACE lands or waters is prohibited. Campfires must be within designated metal fire rings. USACE strongly encourages everyone to check county and public lands burning and fire restrictions frequently as conditions may change.
  • Fort Peck campgrounds, Interpretive Center now open

    Fort Peck, Mont. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announces that all Fort Peck area campgrounds and the Interpretive Center are open for the 2021 season.