Missouri River Water Management News

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Category: Oahe
  • Oahe Project Resumes Powerhouse Tours; Visitor Center Summer Hours Set

    The Oahe Project is once again offering tours of the Oahe Powerhouse. Public walk-in tours will be available Wednesday through Saturday beginning June 2 and ending on September 5. Tours will start at the Oahe Visitor Center on top of the east end of the dam along Highway 1804.
  • Corps closes visitor centers, suspends tours

    Due to health and safety precautions regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Omaha District Visitor Centers will be closed and all public group tours and events and have been cancelled until further notice.
  • Public input sought on Lake Oahe Shoreline Management Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is in the process of revising the Lake Oahe (South Dakota) Shoreline Management Plan (SMP), which was last updated in 1977. An open house style meeting will be held to answer questions and seek public input.
  • Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for land use reclassification at the Oahe Project available for public review

    A draft environmental assessment to evaluate the impacts of reclassifying the land use of approximately 125 acres at the Oahe Project in South Dakota is currently available for public review. Management Unit 60, also known as Sibley Nature Park, would be reclassified from Environmentally Sensitive to Multiple Resource Management – Low Density Recreation. If determined that there are no significant impacts, this change would be documented in the Oahe Dam/Lake Oahe Master Plan. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than August 23, 2017.
  • Several changes are coming to campsites operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Oahe in North Dakota.

    BISMARCK, ND – Several changes are coming to campsites operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Oahe in North Dakota. Changes include how visitors will reserve and pay for campsites. “To keep up with available technology and to follow the lead of other USACE and State Campgrounds in the region, Hazelton and Beaver Creek Campgrounds are going to be 100% reservable with a 120 day booking window. This change in the collection process, will result in an easier process for visitors and staff.”
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers grants Special Use Permit to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

    Today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued a Special Use Permit to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to use Federal lands managed by the Corps near Lake Oahe. Omaha District Commander, Col. John W. Henderson, informed Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II, that the Tribe’s Spiritual gathering, located south of the Cannonball River, has been granted a Special Use Permit, which allows the Tribe to gather to engage in a lawful free speech demonstration on Federal lands designated in the permit.
  • Changes coming to overnight camping at Lake Oahe

    Changes were made to the campsite reservation and fee collection to provide an easier process for visitors and staff. Of the 30 campsites at the Hazelton Recreation Area Campground, 26 are now reservable online. The recreation season will run from May 1 to September 30.
  • Lake Oahe's Halzelton Recreation area added to Recreation.gov

    Hazelton Recreation Area located south of Bismarck, North Dakota, on Lake Oahe has been added to the National Recreation Reservation Service website for advanced reservations. Reservations can be made at recreation.gov or their Toll-Free number 1-877-444-6777 up to 6 months in advance to as little as 2 days in advance through September 5. For the Hazleton Recreation area, the first date campsites are available for reservations is May 26, 2016. Walk-up, first come, first camp reservations are available May 1-May 25 and September 6-September 30.
  • Public comment sought on proposed crude oil pipeline project in North Dakota

    An environmental assessment has been prepared to evaluate potential environmental impacts from construction and operation of a crude oil pipeline across private lands encumbered by federal flowage easements and federal land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Comments must be postmarked or received by January 8, 2016.
  • Vegetation control to begin on Missouri River sandbars between Garrison Dam and Lake Oahe headwaters, N.D.

    During September, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct vegetation management activities on sandbars in the Missouri River between Garrison Dam and the Hazelton Boat Ramp on Lake Oahe (river miles 1381 to 1278). The Bismarck-Mandan river reach (river miles 1325 to 1310), the Wilton/Steckel boat ramp at river mile 1343.6, and river miles 1364 and 1363 north of Washburn, N.D. will not be sprayed. This work is being done to keep the sandbars free of vegetation and usable by the endangered interior least tern and threatened piping plover for nesting.