Missouri River Water Management News

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Category: Recreation
  • Maintenance Activities Begin at Wagon Train and Stagecoach Reservoirs

    The US Army Corps of Engineers announced today that maintenance construction activities on the outlet works of Wagon Train and Stagecoach Dams have begun and will continue through December.
  • Life Jackets Worn…Nobody Mourns

         OMAHA, Neb. – More public recreation fatalities occur in July than any other month, so the U.S.
  • While Enjoying America’s Waterways Play It Safe

    Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them.
  • Prize competition seeks ideas to better estimate the water storage capacity of reservoirs

    The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking problem solvers to develop new or improved analytical methods for estimating the water storage capacity and/or sedimentation volume of reservoirs managed by Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The best solution that meets the technical requirements for this prize competition will receive $50,000. Up to an additional $25,000 may be awarded for meeting additional, but not essential, criteria. Solutions from this prize competition may lead to more effective, affordable and reliable methods to monitor and assess reservoir storage loss due to sedimentation
  • Public meeting scheduled on Cottonwood Springs Lake and Cold Brook Lake draft Master Plan

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a brief presentation at 6:15 p.m. at the Mueller Civic Center Annex room, 801 South 6th Street, Hot Springs, South Dakota 57747. The purpose of the meeting is to gather input on the Draft Master Plan revision and associated environmental assessment.
  • Lake Zorinsky suspect for larval zebra mussels

    A recent water sample taken from Lake Zorinsky has tested positive for veligers, the microscopic larval form of zebra mussels. Additional water samples continue to be analyzed and shoreline surveys are being conducted. There are no current indications that the zebra mussels are a threat to the dam’s infrastructure. At this time, there are no plans to lower Lake Zorinsky or use any chemicals to treat the lake for zebra mussels.
  • Be safe, know and follow the rules this upcoming holiday

    With the upcoming holiday, rangers at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation areas across the Missouri Basin want to remind the public about a few rules and policies to help prevent fires, drowning, protect public safety and make for overall enjoyable recreation experiences during the holiday weekend and in the future.
  • Draft master plan update for Fort Randall Dam/Lake Francis Case available for public review

    The draft master plan update for Fort Randall Dam/Lake Francis Case is currently available for public review. The master plan provides guidance for the management and development of natural and manmade resources at the Fort Randall Dam/Lake Francis Case project including public use, environmentally sensitive areas and cultural resources within the project’s boundaries.
  • Tours of Gavins Point power plant canceled due to construction

    Tours at the Gavins Point power plant, near Yankton, S.D., are cancedled through the remainder of 2014 due to construction.
  • Boaters and swimmers reminded to wear life jackets

    Before you head out for a day on or near the water, you're encourage to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that they please wear them. On average, 9 out of 10 people who drowned at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake or river project didn’t wear a life jacket. Life jackets save lives by keeping you afloat and providing time for rescue.