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  • Missouri River Mainstem Water Reallocation study deadline ends Sept. 28

    During meetings held to announce the results of Draft Surplus Water reports for five of the six Missouri River Mainstem Reservoirs Aug. 20 to Aug. 29, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, concurrently began the scoping process for the reallocation study for the Missouri River Mainstem System.
  • Comment period extended for Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir Surplus Water Reports

    In response to requests from the public during meetings held throughout the Missouri River basin from Aug. 20 to Aug. 29, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is extending the public comment period for the five Draft Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir Surplus Water Reports and Environmental Assessments to Oct. 10, 2012.
  • 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.
  • Corps to drawdown Bowman-Haley Reservoir for maintenance

    The Omaha District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will draw down Bowman-Haley Reservoir approximately 2.4 feet to pool elevation 2747.5 feet for maintenance on the reservoir gates. Releases will be initiated on Aug. 22 with the maintenance scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 10. Bowman-Haley Reservoir is located about 15 miles southeast of Bowman, N.D., in Bowman County.
  • Corps to hold Fort Peck Spillway test in September

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is providing 30-day notice that it will conduct a flow test of the Fort Peck Spillway in Montana during the week of Sept. 4. The test will help engineers determine whether a subdrain system that relieves potential pressure beneath the spillway is functioning properly. Set to begin the morning of Sept. 4, the test will consist of spillway releases of 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) up to 30,000 cfs at periodic intervals over a four-day timeframe.
  • Corps to begin finalizing surplus water applications at Lake Sakakawea

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will move forward with finalizing current outstanding application requests for access to surplus water out of Lake Sakakawea.
  • Corps to Conduct Damage Assessment at Gavins Point Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, will conduct damage assessments on Wednesday, May 9, of the spillway slabs at Gavins Point Dam.
  • Corps to conduct spillway test at Gavins Point Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, has scheduled a spillway test for Gavins Point Dam Tuesday, May 1.
  • Repairs to damages at Left Tailrace Campground scheduled to begin this spring

    During the Missouri River Flood of 2011, the Left Tailrace Campground at Big Bend Dam sustained substantial damages to roads, camp pads and the site’s electrical system. The opening of this popular campground and its adjoining parking area will be delayed until July 1, 2012, to allow roughly $1 million in repairs to take place.
  • Vandalizing cultural sites on public lands may land you in court

    Archaeological resources on public lands are an irreplaceable part of our nation’s heritage and, increasingly, law enforcement and courts are stepping up their response to those who abuse items of cultural value.