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  • Public comments sought for Lake Sakakawea (ND) Shoreline Management Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is seeking public comment as part of the update of the Lake Sakakawea Shoreline Management Plan (SMP). This update is part of a routine five-year review of the SMP. In general, the SMP provide guidance on how USACE will administer the Shoreline Management program at Lake Sakakawea near Riverdale, North Dakota.
  • Corps of Engineers, Garrison Project announces winter access policy, entry points

    RIVERDALE, N.D. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Garrison Project announces their 2020-2021 winter access policy. This year there will be 113 entry points to Lake Sakakawea and 20 entry points to Lake Audubon. These entry points are a combination of boat ramps, shoreline access sites and freeways which are in limited development areas. A couple of these points are foot traffic only due to terrain.
  • Facility closures at Government Bay, Lake Sakakawea scheduled to reopen

    RIVERDALE, N.D.— UPDATE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced that the City of Riverdale is in the process of completing repairs today, and that access will be restored tomorrow, Oct. 7 to the Government Bay Recreation Area on Lake Sakakawea. The temporary closure of the access road and fish cleaning station at the Government Bay Recreation Area on Lake Sakakawea occurred due to of a water line break in Riverdale, North Dakota on Sept. 21.
  • Temporary facility closures at Government Bay, Lake Sakakawea

    RIVERDALE, N.D.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced Monday the temporary closure of the access road and fish cleaning station at the Government Bay Recreation Area on Lake Sakakawea because of a water line break in Riverdale, North Dakota.
  • Draft environmental assessment for surplus water use at Lake Sakakawea, ND available for public comment

    A draft environmental assessment for a surplus water request at Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota is currently available for public review. The draft EA evaluates the use of surplus water and the environmental impacts of constructing an industrial water intake to allow 1,000 acre-feet (maximum withdrawal rate of 2,100 gallons per minute) to be used by White Horse Water, LLC for oil and gas development. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than June 26, 2020.
  • Public input sought on updated oil and gas management plan for Lake Sakakawea/Garrison Project, N.D.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is seeking public comments on an updated draft oil and gas management plan, and new programmatic environmental assessment, for the Lake Sakakawea/Garrison Dam Project in North Dakota. Comments will be accepted until May 22, 2020.
  • Public comment period extended for draft tiered EA on the Hess Hawkeye Pipeline system maintenance project at Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota

    The public comment period for the draft environmental assessment (EA) to perform maintenance activities on the existing Hawkeye Pipeline System within Federal lands (Lake Sakakawea) in McKenzie and Williams counties in North Dakota has been extended to May 12, 2019. This EA tiers from one completed in 2015 by the Bureau of Land Management which evaluated the environmental effects of repurposing the existing pipelines within Lake Sakakawea.
  • Corps seeks public comment on draft environmental assessment, Bakken Missouri River crossing natural gas pipeline project

    A draft environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed construction of a natural gas pipeline approximately 20 miles south east of Williston, North Dakota is currently available for public review. Hiland Partners Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Inc., is proposing to construct a 10.6-mile, 20-inch diameter natural gas gathering pipeline traversing Lake Sakakawea to connect existing infrastructure. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than May 12, 2019.
  • Draft tiered-EA available for comment on the Hess Hawkeye Pipeline system maintenance project at Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota

    A draft environmental assessment (EA) for a proposal to perform maintenance activities to prevent scour on the existing Hawkeye Pipeline System within Federal lands (Lake Sakakawea) in McKenzie and Williams counties in North Dakota is currently available for public review. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than April 29, 2019.
  • Northbound lanes of U.S. 83 to close starting April 27

    The northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 83 at the Snake Creek embankment at the Lake Audubon pump station will close starting April 27, 2017, and reopen by the end of May 2017.