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  • Boaters, Anglers, and Hunters: Beware of Cold Water

    With the ice now off most local area rivers and lakes boaters, anglers, and hunters need to take extra precautions when around water during this time of year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is the largest federal provider of outdoor recreation opportunities, cautions outdoor recreationists to protect themselves against cold water immersion and hypothermia.
  • Landowners reminded to obtain permit for activity affecting Missouri River

    Landowners adjacent to the Missouri River, including Lake Sakakawea and Lake Oahe, are reminded that obtaining a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is required for any activity in or affecting the Missouri River system. Types of activities that require permits include, but are not limited to: boat docks, intake systems, bank stabilization, dredging and maintenance to any existing structure or permitted activity.
  • Corps approves first surplus water supply agreement for Lake Sakakawea

    The first Surplus Water Agreement, authorized by Section 6 of the 1944 Flood Control Act, allowing the temporary withdrawal of water from Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota, was signed by the Omaha District Commander Col. Joel R. Cross late yesterday evening.
  • 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."
  • Corps extends deadline for Missouri River Mainstem Water Reallocation study to Oct. 12

    Based on requests from the public for an extension to the Missouri River Mainstem Water Reallocation Study, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, announced today that the deadline for submitting input regarding areas of focus the public would like to see the study address has been extended by an additional two weeks, giving people through Oct. 12 to submit their comments.
  • 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.
  • Final Garrison Dam/Lake Sakakawea Surplus Water Report, Environmental Assessment available to public

    The Final Garrison Dam/Lake Sakakawea Surplus Water Report, dated March 2011 is available for public review. The Final Report consists of two volumes and one addendum. Volume I contains the Final Surplus Water Report and Appendix A, the Final Environmental Assessment. Volume II contains Appendix B, which includes the Public and Agency Coordination Letters as well as copies of input received from Federal, Tribal, State and Local Interests.
  • 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.