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  • Public comments sought for draft PEA for repairs to side channel chutes, backwaters damaged in 2019 floods

    Public comments are being sought on a draft programmatic environmental assessment has been prepared to evaluate and document the potential impacts of a suite of proposed repair activities that would occur within previously constructed Missouri River Recovery Program side channel chutes and backwaters in Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri that were damaged by the 2019 flood event on the Missouri River. The proposed repairs are needed to repair flood damages to MRRP constructed chutes to reduce the possibility of adversely affecting other authorized purposes, or adjacent lands, and to restore beneficial habitat conditions in the chutes that were impacted by the flood.
  • Scoping comment period extended for Dakota Access Pipeline Environmental Impact Statement

    OMAHA, Neb. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District is extending the public scoping comment period for the Dakota Access Pipeline Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to Nov. 26, 2020. The purpose of the scoping period is to gather input on evaluating the impacts of granting an easement to Dakota Access, LLC to cross Corps-administered federal land at the Oahe Dam and Reservoir Project on the Missouri River.
  • Draft EA for surplus water use at Lewis and Clark Lake, NE available for public comment

    A draft environmental assessment for a surplus water request at Lewis and Clark Lake in Nebraska is currently available for public review. The draft EA evaluates the use of surplus water and the environmental impacts of installing and operating a water intake structure to withdraw 1.33 acre-feet per year for domestic use on private property. Comments must be received or postmarked by July 30, 2018.
  • Draft EA for replacement of wastewater treatment facility in Dakota City, Nebraska available for public comment

    A draft environmental assessment for a proposal to replace the existing wastewater treatment facility for Dakota City, Nebraska is currently available for public review. The draft EA evaluates the environmental impacts of constructing a new facility along with an associated outfall structure adjacent to the west bank of the Missouri River between river miles 724.75 and 724.25. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than Jan. 10, 2018.
  • Draft EA for Missouri River Benton-Washington Levee Unit L-575 near Hamburg, Iowa available for public comment

    A draft environmental assessment (EA) for levee repairs (L-575 Benton-Washington levee system) along the left descending bank of the Missouri River near Hamburg, Iowa is currently available for public review. The draft EA evaluates the environmental impacts of repairing damage to the levee caused by high flows in May 2017.
  • 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.