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  • Weather alters schedule; spillway flow test scheduled at Gavins Point Dam April 16

    The spillway flow test at Gavins Point Dam, originally scheduled for April 10, 2013, is rescheduled due to inclement weather. The new test date is Tuesday, April 16, 2013. As part of the ongoing rehabilitation and repair of the damage from the Missouri River Flood of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, will temporarily shift discharges out of Gavins Point Dam from the powerhouse to the spillway.
  • Spillway flow test at Gavins Point Dam postponed due to inclement weather

    The spillway flow test which was scheduled for April 10 at Gavins Point Dam has been postponed due to inclement weather. The new test date is Tuesday April 16. The purpose of the test is to gain additional information on the current condition of the spillway after interim repairs have been made. The test is being conducted as part of the ongoing rehabilitation and repair of the damage from the Missouri River Flood of 2011.
  • Spillway flow test for repair and rehabilitation to be conducted at Gavins Point Dam

    As part of the ongoing rehabilitation and repair of the damage from the Missouri River Flood of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, will temporarily shift discharges out of Gavins Point Dam from the powerhouse to the spillway on Wednesday, April 10 to conduct a spillway flow test. The purpose of the test is to gain additional information on the current condition of the spillway.
  • Corps seeks public input on upgrade and expansion of a wastewater treatment facility, Fort Peck, Montana

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently in the scoping phase of preparing an environmental assessment for the proposed upgrade and expansion of the wastewater treatment facility on federal property within the town of Fort Peck, Montana. The purpose of the proposed project is to meet increased wastewater treatment needs of a temporary population expansion as a result of potential pipeline work if TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline Project is approved for construction.
  • Cottonwood Campground at Gavins Point now open

    Cottonwood Campground, operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gavins Point Project, is now open for free camping. Campsites have electricity and are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Vault toilets are available though, water-based facilities will remain closed/off. On April 18, 2013, the campground will begin charging fees and water-based facilities will be turned on.
  • Spillway flow test for repair and rehabilitation to be conducted at Gavins Point Dam

    As part of the ongoing rehabilitation and repair of the damage from the Missouri River Flood of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, will temporarily increase discharges out of Gavins Point Dam Tuesday, March 12 to conduct a spillway flow test.
  • Corps enters partnership with Collingsworth Foundation to promote water safety

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District has formally partnered with the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation to promote water safety within the Omaha District including Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, South Dakota, Colorado and Nebraska.
  • Winter Access policy for Corps recreation areas in North Dakota now available

    The 2012-2013 winter access policy for western and central North Dakota including Lake Sakakawea and Lake Audubon is now available. Ryan Newman, lake manager, said, "The lake has not yet frozen over, but with the recent cold weather it won’t be long. We urge everyone to exercise extreme caution. Thin ice or open water may exist near springs and pressure ridges throughout the winter."
  • Spillway slab project set to begin at Gavins Point Dam

    Repair work is set to begin on the concrete slab below the Gavins Point Dam Spillway this Monday, Nov. 26. The slab was damaged when record amounts of water were released from the spillway during the Flood of 2011.
  • Day-use fees waived for National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29

    Day-use fees at more than 2,400 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operated recreation areas nationwide will be waived in recognition of National Public Lands Day, Sept. 29. The Omaha District will be participating on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon with Missouri River Relief to clean up along the Missouri River banks. Additionally, Lake Oahe near Pierre, S.D., will be hosting a brush removal and firewood distribution volunteer opportunity on Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon.