Archive: 2015
  • Gate well system repairs mean US 83 lane restrictions in ND

    Damages to the gate well system that moves water between Lake Sakakawea and Lake Audubon through the Snake Creek embankment along US Highway 83 have caused lane restrictions that will continue into early January.
  • Lake Oahe's Halzelton Recreation area added to

    Hazelton Recreation Area located south of Bismarck, North Dakota, on Lake Oahe has been added to the National Recreation Reservation Service website for advanced reservations. Reservations can be made at or their Toll-Free number 1-877-444-6777 up to 6 months in advance to as little as 2 days in advance through September 5. For the Hazleton Recreation area, the first date campsites are available for reservations is May 26, 2016. Walk-up, first come, first camp reservations are available May 1-May 25 and September 6-September 30.
  • Garrison Project ice access policy released

    The 2015-2016 winter access policy for Lake Sakakawea identifies 55 points of entry and provides reminders for safe practices when ice fishing.
  • Training Dike boat ramp closed

    The Training Dike boat ramp, on the north side of the Missouri River just below Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, SD, is closed until further notice due to low water conditions.
  • Public comment sought on proposed crude oil pipeline project in North Dakota

    An environmental assessment has been prepared to evaluate potential environmental impacts from construction and operation of a crude oil pipeline across private lands encumbered by federal flowage easements and federal land managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Comments must be postmarked or received by January 8, 2016.
  • Contract awarded for repairs to backwater site at Ponca State Park

    A contract for $1.75 million was awarded to Western Contracting Corporation of Sioux City, Iowa for repairs to a backwater site located within the Ponca State Park boundaries in Dixon County, Neb. Repairs are needed to restore the intended habitat function of the site and prevent it from degrading further.
  • Draft environmental assessment for construction of crude oil pipeline in Williams and McKenzie counties, including under Lake Sakakawea, N.D., available for public comment

    A draft environmental assessment for a proposal to construct a crude oil pipeline, of which 2.8 miles would be below Lake Sakakawea on Garrison Project lands managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is currently available for review. For planning purposes, comments must be postmarked or received no later than December 20, 2015.
  • Public comment sought on proposed oil and gas pipeline project in North Dakota

    A draft environmental assessment addendum has been prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District to determine if any environmental impacts would be caused by a proposed project to construct an oil and gas pipeline system in McKenzie and Mountrail counties, N.D. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than December 31, 2015.
  • Nebraska Highway 12 EIS permit application withdrawn

    Following the November 9 public hearing hosted by the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers, Omaha District, the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) has withdrawn their permit application for the Nebraska Highway 12 - Niobrara East and West project under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.
  • Hunters reminded of regulations for tree stand and blinds

    Hunters on U.S. Army Corps of Engineer lands at the Gavins Point Project near Yankton, SD are reminded to follow regulations for using hunting blinds and tree stands.