Archive: September, 2016
  • Gavins Point Visitor Center Closed Oct 1, 2

    The Lewis and Clark Center, located atop Calumet Bluff, just downstream from the Gavins Point power plant, will be closed Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2.
  • Draft EA for levee repairs near Langdon, MO available for public comment

    A draft environmental assessment for repairs to Missouri River levee unit L-550 near Langdon in Atchison County, Missouri is currently available for public review. The draft EA evaluates the environmental impacts of repairing damage along a drainage ditch between L-550 and Rock Creek caused by high precipitation events. Repairs are needed to prevent seepage of levee foundation material from L-550 into the drainage ditch. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than October 27, 2016.
  • Lake Audubon, ND fall drawdown brings US 83 lane closures

    A one-lane road closure on U.S. Highway 83 crossing Lake Audubon in North Dakota will begin September 27 to allow paving and the fall drawdown of Lake Audubon.
  • Wagon Train and Stagecoach Lakes will be lowered for routine inspections

    Beginning Friday September 23, Wagon Train Lake and Stagecoach Lake will be lowered a couple of feet below normal pool level to allow for routine conduit inspections. After the inspections are complete, both reservoirs will be refilled to normal conditions as inflows allow. It is expected that the reservoirs will be below normal pool levels for a two to four week period.
  • Invasive Tree Removal to take place below Gavins Point Dam

    Beginning Monday Sept. 26 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gavins Point Project, will conduct noxious tree removal via a licensed contractor around Lake Yankton, located below Gavins Point Dam. Some areas and trails around Lake Yankton may be temporarily closed for visitor safety. The public is asked to obey all signs, avoid closed areas and to keep away from equipment and workers during this time.
  • Vegetation control to begin on Mo. River sandbars between Garrison Dam and Lake Oahe headwaters, N.D.

    During the last week of September and early October, the Corps will conduct vegetation management activities on sandbars in the Mo. River between Garrison Dam and the Hazelton Boat Ramp on Lake Oahe (river miles 1381 to 1278).
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers grants Special Use Permit to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

    Today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued a Special Use Permit to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to use Federal lands managed by the Corps near Lake Oahe. Omaha District Commander, Col. John W. Henderson, informed Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II, that the Tribe’s Spiritual gathering, located south of the Cannonball River, has been granted a Special Use Permit, which allows the Tribe to gather to engage in a lawful free speech demonstration on Federal lands designated in the permit.
  • Presidential GreenGov awarded to Fort Carson Project

    The 2016 GreenGov “Building the Future” Presidential award was presented to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District project delivery team Sept. 7 in Washington, D.C. for contributions in making the federal government more sustainable.
  • Cottonwood Campground closes for season Oct. 17

    Cottonwood Campground, on the north side of the Missouri River just below Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, SD, will close for the season on Monday, October 17 and will remain closed until April 20, 2017.
  • Public meeting scheduled on Randolph, Nebraska flood risk management feasibility study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the city of Randolph, will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 5:30-8p.m. at the City Auditorium, 119 North Main Street in Randolph, Nebraska. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an update on a flood risk management study and gather input on the draft feasibility report and integrated environmental assessment. Comments on the draft report must be received or postmarked by October 12, 2016.