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  • Construction projects impact water-based facilities at some Gavins Point recreation areas

    Due to an ongoing construction project, all recreation areas below Gavins Point Dam that are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be without water-based facilities until approximately Memorial Day weekend. While the parks will remain open, some facilities within the parks will be closed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.