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  • Corps awards contract for initial breach repair for portion of Levee L611-614

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, awarded a $6 million contract Friday, to repair a 1,200 foot breach on levee L611-614 south of Highway 34 in Mills County, Iowa. The repair will protect critical infrastructure along the Missouri River.
  • Levee sponsors, USACE, meet for annual flood fight training

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District Emergency Management Office held its annual Flood Fight training on February 23. More than 100 people attended the training which focused on flood risk reduction for project sponsors in the PL 84-99 program, USACE flood fight teams, and State and County Emergency Managers near Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Flood fighters from MO, NE, IA meet for annual training

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District Emergency Management Office held its annual Flood Fight training on February 25, for flood risk reduction project sponsors in the PL 84-99 program, USACE flood fights, and State and County Emergency Managers near Omaha, Neb.
  • Omaha District providing flood response support

    The States of South Dakota and Iowa have requested assistance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, to provide technical assistance near Sioux City, Iowa and North Sioux City, S.D. following recent heavy rainfall.
  • Omaha District Emergency Managers hold annual flood fight training

    Omaha District Emergency Management Office held its annual Flood Fight training on February 27 for non-federal levee sponsors in the PL 84-99 program, and State and County Emergency Managers near Omaha, Neb. Training topics included PL 84-99 authorities, how to request assistance, flood fighting, post-flood regulatory and permitting processes, flood outlook, levee safety action classification and the Silver Jackets program.
  • Omaha District Readiness Branch providing assistance in Montana and Wyoming

    Warmer temperatures are leading to flooding in parts of Wyoming and Montana along the Bighorn River, Little Bighorn River, Pryor Creek and tributaries of the Yellowstone River. In response to requests from the Crow Nation for sandbags, the State of Montana for ice jam technical assistance on the Mussellshell River, and from the State of Wyoming for technical assistance regarding an ice jam and flooding in north-central Wyoming along the Bighorn River, the Omaha District Readiness Branch has activated its Emergency Operations Center to Level II, Emergency Watch Status and is communicating directly with the National Weather Service for updated river stage forecasts.
  • Cherry Creek Reservoir releases scheduled to gradually increase

    As river stages downstream of Denver continue to recede, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District will begin to gradually increase releases from Cherry Creek Dam. Releases from Cherry Creek Dam will be gradually increased over the next few days to evacuate flood control storage. On Thursday, Sept. 26, Cherry Creek Dam releases were increased from 40 cubic feet per second to 75 cfs. The releases are scheduled to be increased to 100 cfs on Monday, Sept. 30.
  • Public reminded about risks of living behind levees, below dams

    Dry conditions throughout the Missouri River basin since last summer might lead some communities throughout the Missouri River basin to believe that the risk of flooding is nonexistent this year. The risk of flooding still remains even during a drought, particularly due to isolated thunderstorms in areas below Gavins Point Dam where the Corps does not have a way to regulate the runoff. Residents throughout the basin are reminded to remain vigilant even during this drought period.
  • Omaha District Emegency Managers hold annual flood fight training

    Omaha District Emergency Management Office held its annual Flood Fight training on February 15 for non-federal levee sponsors in the PL 84-99 program, and State and County Emergency Managers near Omaha, Neb.
  • Corps to hold Fort Peck Spillway test first week in September

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is set to conduct a flow test of the Fort Peck Spillway in Montana during the week of Sept. 4. The test will help engineers to determine whether a subdrain system that relieves potential pressure beneath the spillway is functioning properly.