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  • USACE seeks public comments on DAPL Draft Environmental Impact Statement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers –Omaha District is seeking public comments on the recently published Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Dakota Access, LLC’s request for an easement under the Mineral Leasing Act for the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Dakota Access Pipeline crosses the Corps-managed federal land at Lake Oahe, North Dakota. The DEIS is not a decision and does not authorize the easement. This milestone is the second step in the National Environmental Policy Act environmental review process and will be followed by a Final Environmental Impact Statement. The Final Environmental Impact Statement will include public comments that were received during the Draft Environmental Impact Statement public review period.
  • New fish bypass channel open at intake; Yellowstone River, Montana

    The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the completion of the Lower Yellowstone fish bypass channel project near Glendive, Montana –water is flowing and the channel navigable.
  • USACE, Omaha District seeks input and comments on Draft Master Plan for Gavins Point Dam and Lewis and Clark Lake Project through April 8, 2022; Public Online Webinars Scheduled

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Omaha District is seeking public, agency, tribal, and stakeholder comments on the Draft Master Plan and Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Gavins Point Dam and Lewis and Clark Lake through Friday, April 8, 2022.
  • Nebraska Tailwaters boat ramp closed until Monday, Dec. 6 for maintenance

    The U.S. Corps Army of Engineers, Omaha District announced that the boat ramp at the Nebraska Tailwaters located at the Gavins Point Dam, Nebraska, will be closed through Dec. 6, due to continued maintenance activities.
  • Crest Road at Gavins Point Dam closed Wednesday, Dec. 1 for maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced that Crest Road at Gavins Point Dam, South Dakota will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. for maintenance. Visitors are asked to take alternate routes during the closure.
  • Maintenance, construction scheduled at Salt Creek Dams near Lincoln

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District will be performing maintenance and construction activities Aug. 23 to Nov. 20, at the downstream conduit outlet plunge pools at the following Salt Creek Dam sites: 8 (Wagon Train), 9 (Stagecoach), 10 (Yankee Hill), 12 (Conestoga) and 13 (Twin Lakes); additionally, some downstream maintenance will occur at site 4 (Blue Stem).
  • Vegetation control to begin on Missouri River sandbars between Garrison Dam and Huff, ND

    During August and September, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct vegetation management activities on sandbars in the Missouri River between Garrison Dam and Huff, N.D. The Bismarck-Mandan river reach (river miles 1325 to 1310) will not be sprayed. This work is being done to keep the sandbars free of vegetation and usable by the threatened piping plover for nesting.
  • Vegetation control to begin on Missouri River sandbars between Yankton and Vermillion, SD

    During September, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct vegetation management activities on sandbars in the Missouri River between Yankton and Vermillion, South Dakota, the upper portion of Lewis and Clark Lake near Springfield South Dakota, and Niobrara, Nebraska, and as far upstream as Pickstown, South Dakota This work is being done to keep the sandbars free of vegetation and usable by the threatened piping plover for nesting as well to control invasive common reed that has become prevalent in the lake area.
  • Vegetation control set for invasive species located at Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana

    FORT PECK, Mont. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District will conduct vegetation management activities beginning the week of August 8, 2021, on the Seven Blackfoot, Billy, Wilson, McCarty, Sheep, Short, Cart Trail, Armstrong and Doney drainages, as well as the shoreline between Seven Blackfoot and Billy drainage located at the Fort Peck Reservoir in Garfield and Phillips Counties, Montana.
  • Draft supplemental environmental assessment for additional repairs to Fawn Island Chute available for public review

    A draft supplemental environmental assessment for additional repairs to the Fawn Island Chute in Harrison County, Iowa is currently available for public review.