Archive: May, 2016
  • Draft EIS and public meetings scheduled for Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project in MT

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation have made available the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project and have scheduled two public meetings in June to solicit comments on the draft EIS. The draft EIS analyzes the potential effects associated with the proposed action to improve fish passage for pallid sturgeon and other native fish at the Intake Diversion Dam, continue the viable and effective operation of the Lower Yellowstone Project, and contribute to ecosystem restoration. Comments must be postmarked or received by July 18, 2016.
  • Comments sought on draft EA for project along Indian Creek in Council Bluffs, IA

    An environmental assessment for interstate bridge and roadway improvements over Indian Creek in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is currently available for public review. The EA evaluates the impacts of removing the existing Interstate 80/Interstate 29 bridge over Indian Creek and constructing new bridges with associated road improvements. The project is located approximately three miles upstream of the confluence of Indian Creek with the Missouri River. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than June 24, 2016.
  • Gavins Point Dam announces 2016 powerplant tour schedule

    Public tours of the powerplant at Gavins Point Dam are set to begin June 10. Tours will not be available over Memorial Day weekend. Starting June 10, tours will be offered Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays at 9, 10 & 11 a.m. and 1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m.
  • Cherry Creek Reservoir annual sediment flushing exercise scheduled

    The annual sediment flushing exercise will be completed at Cherry Creek Reservoir near Aurora, Colorado on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
  • Nebraska Tailwaters Campground will not open Thursday, May 12

    Nebraska Tailwaters Campground, located near Yankton, South Dakota, will not open as scheduled Thursday, May 12 due to mechanical problems.
  • No decision yet regarding water crossings for Dakota Access Pipeline

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has not issued a decision in response to Dakota Access, LLC’s application for permits and permissions to construct and operate the Dakota Access Pipeline Project. The applicant has requested that USACE issue permits under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 for water body crossings, as well as provide the permission required by Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, codified at 33 U.S.C. 408 (Section 408).