Archive: June, 2013
  • 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.