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  • Draft Project Implementation Report for shallow water habitat creation at Indian Cave State Park available for public comment

    A draft Project Implementation Report with Integrated Environmental Assessment and Section 404(b)(1) Water Quality Evaluation for shallow water habitat creation at Indian Cave State Park in Richardson County, Nebraska is currently available for public review. Approximately 20 acres of shallow water habitat will be created during this project.
  • Draft Project Implementation Report for shallow water habitat creation at Wilson Island State Recreation Area and DeSoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge available for public comment

    A draft Project Implementation Report with Integrated Environmental Assessment and Section 404(b)(1) Water Quality Evaluation for shallow water habitat creation at Wilson Island State Recreation Area in Pottawattamie County, Iowa and at DeSoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge in Harrison County, Iowa is currently available for public review. Approximately 67 acres of shallow water habitat will be created during this project.
  • Public comment for Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment, Eurasian watermilfoil control at Fort Peck Reservoir, Mont. sought

    A draft supplemental environmental assessment (EA) for the control of Eurasian watermilfoil at the Fort Peck Reservoir, Mont. is currently available for public review. The draft supplemental EA evaluates the environmental impacts of controlling the spread of this noxious weed through application of herbicides approved for aquatic sites, penoxsulam and flumioxazin, in conjunction with the use of a barrier curtain.
  • Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs Update July 19

    Jamestown Reservoir releases have been reduced to 400 cubic feet per second (cfs) and Pipestem Reservoir releases have been increased to 500 cfs. Combined releases remain at 900 cfs. Early next week releases will again be adjusted resulting in a 300 cfs release from Jamestown Reservoir and a 600 cfs release from Pipestem Reservoir. The combined release of 900 cfs is expected to continue until late July.
  • Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs Update - July 10

    Gate changes at Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs were completed Tuesday to increase the rate of drawdown of the Pipestem Reservoir pool. Pipestem releases were increased from 200 cubic feet per second to 300 cfs, and Jamestown releases were decreased from 700 cfs to 600 cfs. The gate changes will not result in a change to the combined release of 900 cfs. Jamestown Reservoir’s pool elevation is 1435.6 feet with 6.6 percent of its flood pool occupied. Inflows are estimated near 200 cfs. Pipestem Reservoir is at pool elevation 1472.4 feet and has 37.6 percent of its flood pool occupied. Inflows are around 80 cfs.
  • Draft Environmental Assessment for wastewater treatment facility site selection in Williston, N.D. available for public comment

    A draft Environmental Assessment is currently available for review for a proposal to replace the existing wastewater treatment facility in Williston, N.D. and convert a temporary easement for an existing outfall pipe constructed in the fall of 2012 on federal land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to a permanent easement.
  • Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs Update

    Due to high flows on the James River south of Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs, the combined release will remain at the current level of 900 cubic feet per second (cfs). Basin conditions and forecasts will be continuously evaluated and adjustments to the releases will be made as needed due to future rainfall and reservoir inflows.
  • Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs Update

    Heavy rain has fallen over the past few days in the James River basin downstream of Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs. The combined reservoir release was reduced on June 20 from 1200 cfs to 900 cfs. Potential for heavy rain continues for the next several days, so the combined release rate of 900 cfs will be held through the weekend.
  • Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs Release update

    Jamestown Reservoir releases will be decreased to 900 cubic feet per second and Pipestem Reservoir releases will be increased to 300 cfs on Thursday, June 20. The combined release will remain at 1200 cfs. Both reservoirs have peaked and are beginning to drop.
  • Draft Revised Environmental Assessment for L-575 Public-Law 84-99 Levee Rehabilitation Project available for public comment

    A draft revised environmental assessment (EA) for PL 84-99 levee rehabilitation activities at L-575 along the Missouri River is currently available for public review. Rehabilitation activities consisted of in-line repairs to bring the levee back to pre-flood conditions and construction of two large-scale levee setbacks. The draft revised EA primarily focuses on evaluation of the effects of the large-scale levee setbacks between river miles 566-556.