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  • Public Meeting Scheduled for Wilson Island and Desoto Bend Shallow Water Habitat Projects

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Desoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 1434 316th Lane, in Missouri Valley, Iowa. The purpose of the meeting is to seek public input on the development of two proposed shallow water habitat projects. One project is located at Wilson Island State Recreation Area and the other at Desoto Bend National Wildlife Refuge.
  • 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.
  • Corps seeks public comment on Draft Environmental Assessment, Restoration of Emergent Sandbar Habitat Complexes in the Missouri River, Nebraska and South Dakota

    A draft environmental assessment (EA) for the restoration of emergent sandbar habitat complexes in the Missouri River (Nebraska and South Dakota) is currently available for public review. The draft EA evaluates the environmental impacts of removing and preventing vegetation on emergent sandbar habitat located within the Fort Randall, Lewis and Clark Lake and Gavins Point reaches of the Missouri River between river mile 878.3 and 752.7.
  • Moffat Project Final EIS to move toward completion

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, has announced a tentative date for the release of its Final Environmental Impact Statement for Denver Water’s Moffat Collection System Project. With federal and state agency and the applicant, Denver Water’s concurrence, the Corps anticipates that the projected Final EIS will be released in February 2014.
  • 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.
  • Corps enters partnership with Collingsworth Foundation to promote water safety

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District has formally partnered with the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation to promote water safety within the Omaha District including Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, South Dakota, Colorado and Nebraska.
  • Public meeting scheduled for Audubon Bend Conceptual Site Plan Development

    A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Holy Family Parish (Sacred Heart Hall), 807 Emerson Ave., in Wynot, Neb. from 6 to 8:00 pm to gather public input on development of a conceptual site plan for the restoration of habitat and recreation features at the recently acquired Audubon Bend property in Cedar County, Neb.
  • 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 meets contract award deadline for repairs to levees, dams

    The final round of contracts awaiting award for repair work within the Omaha District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, following damages sustained throughout the Missouri River basin during the Flood of 2011 have been obligated with repairs to 15 impacted levee systems slated for completion by the spring of 2013.
  • Fine administered for failure to comply with Clean Water Act

    A Denver-area company has been issued a Class 1 Administrative Penalty of $7,800 for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of a Department of the Army permit issued in 2004 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Denver Regulatory Field Office pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act that authorized the discharge of fill material into Massey Draw, a tributary to Chatfield Lake and the South Platte River, to enhance a golf course located in Littleton, Colo.