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  • 2021 Online reservations now available for Lake Sakakawea, Lake Audubon campgrounds: Downstream, East Totten Trail, Wolf Creek

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announces that the Downstream, East Totten Trail, and Wolf Creek campgrounds on Lake Sakakawea and Lake Audubon in North Dakota are scheduled to open May 14, and that online reservations are now being accepted.
  • USACE announces release plans at Jamestown and Pipestem reservoirs

    OMAHA, Neb – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced that maximum combined releases are not expected to exceed 200 cubic feet per second this year. Significant rainfall could necessitate higher release levels.
  • USACE conducting dam safety modification study efforts at Garrison Dam in North Dakota

    OMAHA, Neb. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is conducting a dam safety modification study at Garrison Dam, near Riverdale, North Dakota. The study addresses risks associated with the design of the concrete spillway. These risks were identified during the 2011 Missouri River flood, when the Garrison Dam’s spillway was used for the first time in the dam’s nearly 70 year history to help control the flow of the Missouri River and lessen the impacts of severe flooding on downstream communities like Bismarck.
  • Construction project begins below Gavins Point Dam

    YANKTON, S.D. – A large construction contract has begun in the area below Gavins Point Dam along Lake Yankton. The project is to connect relief wells, which are at the bottom, or “toe” of the dam, that are designed to relieve excess water pressure on the earthen structure. There are 75 relief wells and numerous discharges into Lake Yankton. Of those 75 relief wells, 31 will be connected into three main discharges. This will allow for a more controlled discharge. Once the main discharges are installed, the ground will be backfilled with dirt to cover the discharge pipes and prevent any erosion.
  • 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.
  • USACE seeks public comment on draft environmental assessment to protect public infrastructure, surface water resources in Sweet Grass County, Montana

    Omaha, Neb. – A draft environmental assessment to protect public infrastructure and surface water resources along Big Timber Creek, in Sweet Grass County, Montana is available for public review through April 24, 2021.
  • U.S. Highway 275 West Point to Scribner Expressway Project Final Environmental Impact Statement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Omaha District, Nebraska Regulatory Office is announcing the availability of the U.S. Highway 275 (US-275) West Point to Scribner Expressway Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
  • Corps restores L-536 to full height

    As part of the ongoing repairs to Missouri River Levee System L-536 in northwest Missouri, contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Omaha District have returned the levee system to its pre-flood height.
  • Motorized access open to ice on Fort Peck Reservoir

    With ice finally covering the Fort Peck Reservoir and the Dredge Cuts, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to remind recreationists that motorized vehicles are only permitted on developed ice access routes, such as: public or numbered roads, boat ramps or other designated routes within USACE Recreation Areas. All other off-road vehicle operations are prohibited on USACE lands. This prohibition includes driving along the shoreline between the frozen lake and the high-water mark except for the purpose of navigating around an ice pressure ridge or open water by the shortest route, not to exceed 1/8 mile. Motorized vehicles operated on USACE roads and designated access routes must be properly licensed or registered, including snowmobiles and ATV/UTVs or side-by-sides.
  • Draft EA available for comment on the Ramberg to Mandan Pipeline system maintenance project at Lake Sakakawea, ND

    OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is seeking public comments as part of a draft environmental assessment for a proposal to perform maintenance activities to prevent scour on the existing Tesoro High Plains Pipeline Company, LLC, 12-inch Ramberg to Mandan pipeline system. This system runs underneath and on Federal lands including Lake Sakakawea in McKenzie and Williams counties in North Dakota.