Archive: 2013
  • Power plant tour schedule changes at Garrison Dam

    Power plant tour schedules at the Garrison Dam in Riverdale, N.D., have been adjusted for the remainder of 2013. Walk-in tours are offered Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays Memorial Weekend through August 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Central Time. However, walk-in tours have been cancelled for July 26 and 27 due to limited staffing. Additionally, tours by scheduled appointment have been cancelled for the remainder of 2013. For more information, visitors may call 701-654-7411.
  • Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs Update July 19

    Jamestown Reservoir releases have been reduced to 400 cubic feet per second (cfs) and Pipestem Reservoir releases have been increased to 500 cfs. Combined releases remain at 900 cfs. Early next week releases will again be adjusted resulting in a 300 cfs release from Jamestown Reservoir and a 600 cfs release from Pipestem Reservoir. The combined release of 900 cfs is expected to continue until late July.
  • Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs Update - July 10

    Gate changes at Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs were completed Tuesday to increase the rate of drawdown of the Pipestem Reservoir pool. Pipestem releases were increased from 200 cubic feet per second to 300 cfs, and Jamestown releases were decreased from 700 cfs to 600 cfs. The gate changes will not result in a change to the combined release of 900 cfs. Jamestown Reservoir’s pool elevation is 1435.6 feet with 6.6 percent of its flood pool occupied. Inflows are estimated near 200 cfs. Pipestem Reservoir is at pool elevation 1472.4 feet and has 37.6 percent of its flood pool occupied. Inflows are around 80 cfs.
  • Draft Environmental Assessment for wastewater treatment facility site selection in Williston, N.D. available for public comment

    A draft Environmental Assessment is currently available for review for a proposal to replace the existing wastewater treatment facility in Williston, N.D. and convert a temporary easement for an existing outfall pipe constructed in the fall of 2012 on federal land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to a permanent easement.
  • Play it safe and know the rules this upcoming holiday

    With the upcoming holiday, visitors to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation areas are reminded that it is unlawful to possess or discharge fireworks of any kind on Corps property. Additionally, some areas are experiencing drought conditions and visitors are reminded that fires are only allowed in designated fire rings, fire places, grills or facilities specifically designated for this purpose. Local project offices will have detailed information regarding local fire bans or restrictions.
  • Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs Update

    Due to high flows on the James River south of Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs, the combined release will remain at the current level of 900 cubic feet per second (cfs). Basin conditions and forecasts will be continuously evaluated and adjustments to the releases will be made as needed due to future rainfall and reservoir inflows.
  • Enjoy Your Holiday, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

    Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death, yet the number of deaths by drowning could be reduced drastically if everyone would wear a life jacket. Statistics show that 89 percent of those who drown at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lakes and rivers may have survived if they had worn a life jacket. Here are some safety tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July holiday.
  • Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs Update

    Heavy rain has fallen over the past few days in the James River basin downstream of Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs. The combined reservoir release was reduced on June 20 from 1200 cfs to 900 cfs. Potential for heavy rain continues for the next several days, so the combined release rate of 900 cfs will be held through the weekend.
  • Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs Release update

    Jamestown Reservoir releases will be decreased to 900 cubic feet per second and Pipestem Reservoir releases will be increased to 300 cfs on Thursday, June 20. The combined release will remain at 1200 cfs. Both reservoirs have peaked and are beginning to drop.
  • Draft Revised Environmental Assessment for L-575 Public-Law 84-99 Levee Rehabilitation Project available for public comment

    A draft revised environmental assessment (EA) for PL 84-99 levee rehabilitation activities at L-575 along the Missouri River is currently available for public review. Rehabilitation activities consisted of in-line repairs to bring the levee back to pre-flood conditions and construction of two large-scale levee setbacks. The draft revised EA primarily focuses on evaluation of the effects of the large-scale levee setbacks between river miles 566-556.