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  • Streetlights servicing Highway 24 at Fort Peck Dam shut off for repairs

    The streetlights servicing Montana Highway 24 along the Fort Peck Dam will be shut off for approximately four weeks while crews replace electrical equipment. For more information, please contact Dale Pugh, USACE, Omaha District, Fort Peck Project power plant superintendent, at (406) 301-3159 or dale.e.pugh@usace.army.mil.
  • Changing Fort Peck ice conditions

    Flows through Fort Peck powerhouses will decrease through March 4. These flow reductions may impact ice conditions below the dam on the river and dredge cuts. Recreationists on the ice, both below and above the dam, are urged to use extreme caution.
  • Environmental Impact Statement completed for Fort Peck Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has publicly made available the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for test releases from Fort Peck Dam, Montana. The purpose of the EIS is to assess the capacity of test flows from the Fort Peck Dam to promote the growth and survival of the pallid sturgeon, a fish species listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
  • Vegetation control set for invasive species located at Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana

    FORT PECK, Mont. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District will conduct vegetation management activities beginning the week of August 8, 2021, on the Seven Blackfoot, Billy, Wilson, McCarty, Sheep, Short, Cart Trail, Armstrong and Doney drainages, as well as the shoreline between Seven Blackfoot and Billy drainage located at the Fort Peck Reservoir in Garfield and Phillips Counties, Montana.
  • Fireworks prohibited on USACE sites around Fort Peck Lake

    FORT PECK, Mont. -- As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District asks visitors to use extreme caution when recreating around Fort Peck due to the unusually dry conditions. The ignition of explosives or explosive devices, including fireworks or other pyrotechnics, on USACE lands or waters is prohibited. Campfires must be within designated metal fire rings. USACE strongly encourages everyone to check county and public lands burning and fire restrictions frequently as conditions may change.
  • Fort Peck campgrounds, Interpretive Center now open

    Fort Peck, Mont. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announces that all Fort Peck area campgrounds and the Interpretive Center are open for the 2021 season.
  • Virtual public meetings scheduled for Fort Peck Dam test flows draft environmental impact statement

    OMAHA, Neb. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District will host virtual public meetings on Tuesday, May 4, and Thursday, May 6, from 6-8:30 p.m. CST, to gather input on the recently released draft Fort Peck Dam test flow environmental impact statement. The draft EIS assesses test flow capacity from Fort Peck Dam to promote growth and survival of pallid sturgeon during the free swimming, juvenile stage prior to their settling out into the headwaters of Lake Sakakawea.
  • Draft environmental impact statement for Fort Peck Dam test releases available for public review

    OMAHA, Neb. – In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has prepared a draft environmental impact statement for proposed test releases from Fort Peck Dam, Montana for the benefit of federally endangered pallid sturgeon.