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  • Corps of Engineers closes Missouri River Levee System L-536 breach near Corning, Missouri

    OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District closed another breach along the Missouri River Levee System L-536, northwest of Corning, Missouri Saturday.
  • Corps closes first breach on L-536 levee system

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District closed the first breach along the L-536 levee system Thursday.
  • Corps issues contract to build COVID-19 Montana Alternate Care Facility

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has awarded a $2.6 million contract to build an Alternate Care Facility in Kalispell, Montana, to aid in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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.
  • Omaha District Begins Levee Repair

    As part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District’s aggressive recovery from the 2019 unregulated runoff event, the District began breach repair on the Union Dike levee near Valley, NE.  Due to the potential of additional precipitation, the breach on the Platte River impacts public safety in the local area.  Repair work is expected to take six days to complete.
  • Omaha District Awards Emergency Levee Contract

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, has awarded a contract for an emergency levee
  • USACE NWO continues flood fight partnerships

    There are confirmed breaches at L611-614 (south of Council Bluffs, Iowa), L-601 (south of Glenwood, Iowa), L-575 (Fremont County, Iowa), L-550 (Atchison County, Missouri), R-562 (Nemaha County, Nebraska), Western Sarpy (Ashland, Nebraska), Clear Creek (Ashland, Nebraska), Union Levee (Valley, Nebraska).  Partial breaches have been confirmed at river miles; L-594 (Fremont County, Iowa), R-573 (Otoe County, Nebraska). Additional breaches are expected as a result of the extremely high flows.
  • 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 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.