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  • Crest Road at Gavins Point Dam closed May 11 for maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced that the road that crosses Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, SD, also known as Crest Road, will be closed Tuesday, May 11 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. for maintenance. People are asked to take alternate routes during the closure.
  • USACE, Hamburg breaking ground to raise Ditch 6 levee

    Omaha, Neb.—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, in conjunction with the city of Hamburg, Iowa, will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony May 5 at 11 a.m. to kickoff construction to rehabilitate the Hamburg Ditch 6 levee. The ceremony will take place at Highway 333 (North Street) on the east side of the levee.
  • USACE seeks public comment on Draft Environmental Assessment for capital improvements in Napoleon, North Dakota

    Omaha, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announces a draft environmental assessment for capital improvements in the city of Napoleon, N.D. is available for public review through May 28, 2021.
  • Virtual public meetings scheduled for Fort Peck Dam test flows draft environmental impact statement

    OMAHA, Neb. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District will host virtual public meetings on Tuesday, May 4, and Thursday, May 6, from 6-8:30 p.m. CST, to gather input on the recently released draft Fort Peck Dam test flow environmental impact statement. The draft EIS assesses test flow capacity from Fort Peck Dam to promote growth and survival of pallid sturgeon during the free swimming, juvenile stage prior to their settling out into the headwaters of Lake Sakakawea.
  • Oahe Dam planning prescribed grassland, dam embankment burns

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announces, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, South Dakota Game Fish and Parks and local volunteer fire departments, plans to conduct several prescribed fires on USACE property around Oahe Dam in the coming weeks.
  • 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.