Archive: April, 2016
  • Gavins Point Dam Crest Road closed April 28-29

    Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam will be closed from 8 a.m. Thursday, April 28 through 8 a.m. Friday, April 29 to conduct project maintenance. Stay informed about upcoming road closures by checking our web site, or by calling (402) 667-2546.
  • New Operations Project Manager at Fort Peck

    Darin McMurry has been selected as the new Operations Project Manager (OPM) for the Fort Peck Dam Project in Fort Peck, Montana. McMurry will replace John Daggett who retires June 3. Fort Peck Dam, located on the Missouri River in Montana, is the upper most dam of the six main stem dams the Corps operates. Responsibilities for the OPM include Emergency Operations within the project boundary, which takes in most of Montana and northern Wyoming; contracting work assigned to the office; environmental compliance; inter-agency coordination and public relations within the project area.
  • Tree planting ceremony to mark end of ecosystem restoration project construction along Lower Boulder Creek in Boulder County, CO

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, in partnership with the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department, will hold a tree planting ceremony on Friday, April 22, at 8:30 a.m. MDT, to celebrate the end of construction of a stream ecosystem restoration project along an approximately one-mile stretch of Lower Boulder Creek on the county’s Alexander Dawson Open Space property.
  • Release Plans Announced for Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs

    Pipestem Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1443.9 feet, which results in 0.9 percent of the flood pool occupied. Inflows are currently 10 cubic feet per second (cfs) with no reservoir release. Jamestown Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1430.8 feet, which is 0.2 feet below the base of the flood pool. Inflows are minimal with no reservoir release. The maximum combined release from the reservoirs is not expected to exceed 200 cfs this summer; 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.
  • Fort Randall area hosts 6th Annual South Dakota Birding Festival

    The Karl Mundt National Wildlife Refuge, located near the Fort Randall Dam, will play host to the 6th Annual South Dakota Birding Festival from May 20-22.
  • USACE asked to finalize jurisdictional land transfer of some Garrison Project Lands to the Department of Interior

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (ASA/CW) has directed funding be made available as part of the Fiscal Year 2016 budget to implement a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for transferring jurisdiction of some Garrison project lands no longer needed for construction, maintenance and operation, to the Department of the Interior to be held in trust for the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation).