Archive: 2015
  • Public meetings scheduled for Denver Urban Waterways Restoration Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the city and county of Denver, will hold three public meetings to gather input on the recently initiated Denver Waterways Restoration Study. The purpose of the study is to identify ecosystem restoration and flood risk reduction opportunities along critical areas of the South Platte River from 6th Avenue to 58th Avenue and flood-prone areas of Harvard Gulch and Weir Gulch.
  • Ecosystem restoration study public meeting scheduled for Sheridan, WY

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the city of Sheridan, Wyo., will hold a public meeting on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Best Western, 612 N. Main Street, to gather input on an ecosystem restoration feasibility study in Sheridan. The public meeting will run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with a brief presentation describing the study followed by an open house.
  • Commander signs FONSI for Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Modification

    Omaha District Commander Col. Joel R. Cross and Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Region, Montana Area Manager Brent Esplin have signed the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Modification Project. The FONSI summarizes the environmental effects associated with the project and the decision of the co-lead agencies to select and implement the bypass channel alternative.
  • Spring release plans for Jamestown and Pipestem reservoirs

    Pipestem Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1445.0 feet, which results in 1.7 percent of the flood pool occupied. Inflows are currently 40 cubic feet per second (cfs) with no reservoir release. Jamestown Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1430.0 feet, which is one foot below the base of the flood pool. Inflows are currently 10 cfs with no reservoir release. The maximum combined release from the reservoirs is not expected to exceed 200 cfs; however, significant rainfall could necessitate higher release levels. The upper James River basin is currently in abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions according to the US Drought Monitor, which could decrease rainfall runoff into the reservoirs.
  • Partial road closure will have limited impact on traffic

    Maintenance on street lights across Gavins Point Dam will cause a partial road closure on Crest Road from Monday, April 13 at 8 a.m. through Friday, April 17 at 5 p.m.
  • Lewis and Clark Visitor Center will be closed April 7 and 8

    The Lewis and Clark Visitor Center near Yankton, SD will be closed on Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8th.
  • Spillway gate repair to restart for season at Gavins Point Dam

    Repairs to the spillway gates at Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, SD are set to continue Monday, March 23. The repairs, which began in 2014, include the inspection, repair, and painting of the 14 gates. The crest road that crosses the Gavins Point dam will experience periodic road and lane closures through the duration of construction.
  • Draft EAs for repairs near Lincoln, NE levees available for public comment

    Two draft environmental assessments for bank repairs to levees along Antelope Creek and Salt Creek near Lincoln in Lancaster County, Neb. are currently available for public review. The draft EAs evaluate the environmental impacts of repairing damage caused by high flows in October 2014 to one area along the Antelope Creek flood protection project and 17 areas along the Salt Creek flood protection project.
  • Flood fighters from MO, NE, IA meet for annual training

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District Emergency Management Office held its annual Flood Fight training on February 25, for flood risk reduction project sponsors in the PL 84-99 program, USACE flood fights, and State and County Emergency Managers near Omaha, Neb.
  • Two CO water supply projects will be evaluated separately

    The Omaha District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that the Halligan and Seaman water supply projects will be separated and independently evaluated as the Halligan Water Supply Project Environmental Impact Statement and the Seaman Water Supply Project EIS. Previously, USACE was preparing one combined EIS for the two projects.