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  • Powerhouse tours, camping and day use fees and dates for Lake Sakakawea announced

    Dates and times for Garrison Dam and Lake Sakakawea are now available for the 2014 recreation season. Powerhouse tours at the Garrison Dam Power Plant will begin June 5 and continue through August 2. Tours will be conducted every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Campgrounds will begin opening May 1. Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or visiting Recreation.gov.
  • Gavins Point releases will divert to spillway beginning March 26

    Due to maintenance and repairs at the Gavins Point Dam power plant, water releases, which normally run through the powerhouse, will be diverted to the spillway beginning Wednesday, March 26. "We are releasing the same amount of water that we normally would. The difference is, it will be more visible to the public because we will be using the spillway instead of the powerhouse," said Dave Becker, Operations Project Manager for Gavins Point.
  • Garrison powerhouse summer tour schedule updated

    Walk-in tours of the Garrison Dam will be available from June 5 through August 2. Tours will be held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m., Central Daylight Time. Due to increased security, visitors for powerhouse tours should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the tour and visitors over 18 years old must show a government issued photo ID. Scheduled tours are also available by calling (701) 654-7411.
  • Lewis and Clark Visitor Center opens

    The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center, in Yankton, S.D. at the Gavins Point Dam will reopen Monday, Feb. 3. Hours will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The center is located on Nebraska Highway 121 near Crofton, Neb.
  • Bald Eagle Days at Gavins Point Dam scheduled for Jan. 25 and 26

    Bald Eagle Days, sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Park Service, is set for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25 and 26 at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D. The programs will be at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. 3 p.m. each day and are free to the public. The programs will feature several live raptors, including a Bald Eagle. Each program is limited to 70 people.
  • Can you read this picture?

    #GetthePicture #One2Many #OmahaUSACE #WaterSafety What's this about? This graphic launches a year-long social media water safety game. Each Monday, we will offer a rebus puzzle with a water or recreation safety message. Followers can guess the message, which will be revealed each Thursday. #One2Many is the Omaha District water safety campaign hashtag designed to communicate that one accident, one death and one unworn life jacket is too many.
  • Garrison Project 2013-2014 Winter Access Policy now available

    The 2013-2014 winter access policy released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Garrison Project identifies 55 points of entry to Lake Sakakawea. The Lake has not yet completely frozen over, but with the recent cold weather it won’t be long. The Omaha District urges everyone to exercise extreme caution. Thin ice or open water may exist near springs and pressure ridges throughout the winter.
  • Fort Peck Interpretive Center announces winter schedule

    The Fort Peck Interpretive Center will operate under an appointment-based system this winter due to low seasonal visitation and budget constraints. The Center will not have set hours for the months of December, January and February. Groups who would like to use the meeting room or individuals and families who want to tour the facility will need to make an appointment in advance during weekdays by calling the Interpretive Center at (406) 526-3493 or the Project Office at (406) 526-3411.
  • Spillway Slab project at Gavins Point Dam continues

    On Monday, Dec. 2, work on the concrete slab below the Gavins Point Spillway, near Yankton, S.D., is set to resume, which will close the parking area to the public until the work is completed. The slab was damaged when record amounts of water were released from the spillway during the 2011 flood.
  • Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at Gavins Point to close for season

    The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center at Gavins Point Dam, located near Yankton, S.D., and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Park Service will close for the season Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. The center, which is located on Nebraska Highway 121 near the Gavins Point Dam, will reopen in March. School and civic groups may still schedule tours and programs by contacting Karla Zeutenhorst at 402-667-2546.