Missouri River Water Management News

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  • Life jackets save lives, period!

    Choosing to not wear your life jacket is not only illegal, it can be fatal.
  • Hunters reminded of regulations for tree stand and blinds

    Hunters on U.S. Army Corps of Engineer lands at the Gavins Point Project near Yankton, SD are reminded to follow regulations for using hunting blinds and tree stands.
  • Permit decisions scheduled for 2016 on two Colorado Front Range Water resource projects

    Permit decisions for Denver Water’s Moffat Collection System Project, and the Municipal Subdistrict of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District’s Windy Gap Firming Project have been rescheduled for release in 2016. Both projects propose to divert water from the upper Colorado River to the Colorado Front Range. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Section 404 Clean Water Act permit decisions were originally scheduled for release in late 2015, but coordination with other Federal, Tribal, State, and local agencies is on-going for these complex water supply proposals.
  • Zebra Mussels discovered at Lewis and Clark Lake

    Boat inspections increase around Lewis and Clark Lake and the Missouri River as Lewis and Clark Lake was declared "Infested" for zebra mussels.
  • Left Tailrace Campground at Big Bend closed temporarily

    Clean up continues at the Big Bend Left Tailrace Campground at Fort Thompson, S.D. following a severe storm June 19. The area remains closed during this clean-up and the upper loop of the campground should be open by the weekend.
  • Lewis and Clark Visitor Center will be closed April 7 and 8

    The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center near Yankton, SD will be closed on Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8th.
  • Lake Yankton facilities closed due to fisheries renovation

    Some facilities around Lake Yankton, near Yankton, SD, will be closed on Sept. 9-10 as part of the fisheries renovation. Closures will include all of Cottonwood Day Use area and Training Dike boat ramp. There will also be restrictions on entering the water or shoreline.
  • Memorial Day Weekend Programs at Gavins Point Project

    Memorial Day Weekend programs at Gavins Point Project are going to the birds. Join U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers for several programs about our feathered friends.
  • Gavins Point releases will divert to spillway beginning March 26

    Due to maintenance and repairs at the Gavins Point Dam power plant, water releases, which normally run through the powerhouse, will be diverted to the spillway beginning Wednesday, March 26. "We are releasing the same amount of water that we normally would. The difference is, it will be more visible to the public because we will be using the spillway instead of the powerhouse," said Dave Becker, Operations Project Manager for Gavins Point.