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  • Omaha District addressing Lake Sakakawea low water boat ramp access concerns

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced that based on current runoff conditions in the Missouri River Basin, including the lack of plains snowpack, below-average mountain snowpack, and dry upper basin conditions, it has moved forward with plans to facilitate access to Lake Sakakawea.
  • District awards contract for bedrock maintenance excavation at Florence Bend, Missouri River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District recently awarded a $7.8 million contract for the excavation of bedrock within the Florence Bend reach of the Missouri River near Omaha. The work is being performed as a part of ongoing maintenance of the navigation channel, which begins at the mouth of the Missouri River at St Louis, Missouri and extends upstream for 734 miles to Sioux City, Iowa.
  • Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee to hold fall plenary session in Omaha, Nebraska

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) will hold a plenary session November 16-18 in Omaha, Nebraska. The meeting will be at the Embassy Suites Hotel beginning at 8 a.m., Tuesday, November 16, and concluding at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, November 18. The draft MRRIC meeting agenda can be found online at https://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/mrrp/mrric/. MRRIC has not met since November 2019 due to the COVID pandemic.
  • USACE seeks public comment on Environmental Assessment for Sweet Grass County restoration, protection project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is seeking public comment on a draft environmental assessment for the Sweet Grass County flood damage restoration and surface water resource protection project in Montana. The proposed project includes replacing the Melville Road wood bridge with a new modular steel bridge, improving the Melville Road concrete bridge by removing an abandoned concrete abutment, and replacing the Big Timber Canyon Road bridge with a concrete box culvert.
  • 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.
  • Gavins Point Dam spillway gate to undergo maintenance, some impact on anglers during paddlefish season expected

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced Friday that spillway gate maintenance will take place on Gavins Point Dam through Oct. 16, which may impact anglers in the area for paddlefish season.
  • Vegetation control to begin on Missouri River sandbars between Garrison Dam and Huff, North Dakota

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct vegetation management activities on sandbars in the Missouri River between Garrison Dam and Huff, North Dakota in September. The Bismarck-Mandan River reach, miles 1,325 to 1,310 will not be sprayed. This work is being done to keep the sandbars free of vegetation and usable by the endangered interior least tern and threatened piping plover for nesting.
  • Corps awards contract to complete levee repairs on multiple levee systems in, Sheridan County, Wyoming

    OMAHA, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District awarded a $3.55M construction contract to Relyant Global LLC of Maryville, Tennessee on July 24, for the rehabilitation of Little Goose Creek Left Bank,Big Goose Creek Right Bank and Goose Creek Right Bank Levee Systems damaged by the spring 2019 flooding. The duration of the contract is 150 days after the notice to proceed.
  • Releases from Fort Peck Dam to decline during maintenance work

    Releases from Fort Peck Dam will be reduced from 11,000 cubic feet per second to 8,500 cfs on July 28 and then increase slightly to 9,000 cfs on July 29. A Power Plant maintenance project originally scheduled for June was rescheduled for late July. The project will require outages on Units 1, 2, and 3 to support testing on Unit 2.
  • Corps awards contract to complete levee repairs on the Missouri River L-536 levee system north of Corning, Missouri

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,  Omaha District, awarded a $8.74 million construction contract to AECOM Technical Services, Inc. of Los Angeles, California, Tuesday, to close the remaining breaches and making final repairs on the Missouri River L-536 levee system north of Corning, Missouri.  The L-536 system is the last remaining Missouri River levee damaged by the March 2019 flood event in need of full repair.