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  • Water releases from Fort Randall and Gavins Point Dams

    Water releases from Fort Randall Dam at Pickstown, South Dakota and Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, South Dakota are being increased this week in support of the 2017 navigation season downstream. At Gavins Point, releases will be increased 3,000 cfs per day until they reach navigation support levels, which are estimated at 25,000 to 28,000 cfs this spring. Fort Randall’s releases will be used to back up the Gavins Point releases and are typically 2,000 to 3,000 cfs lower than Gavins Point.
  • Public meeting scheduled in Sheridan, WY to discuss proposed ecosystem restoration plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the city of Sheridan, Wyoming, will hold a public meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at the Best Western, 612 N. Main Street, to gather input on the proposed plan for restoring degraded aquatic habitat in the vicinity of the existing flood control project that exists along Little Goose Creek, Big Goose Creek, and Goose Creek in Sheridan. The public meeting will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a brief presentation at 6:00 p.m. describing the plan followed by an open house.
  • Release plans announced for Jamestown and Pipestem reservoirs

    Maximum combined release from the reservoirs is not expected to exceed 450 cfs this summer.
  • Comments sought on draft programmatic EA for repairs to Council Bluffs levee system in Iowa

    A draft programmatic environmental assessment (PEA) for repairs to the Missouri River left bank levee systems in Council Bluffs, Iowa, is currently available for public review. The PEA evaluates the impacts of repairing deficiencies located at various sites along the 28.5-mile Council Bluffs levee system that extends along the Missouri River and includes the Indian Creek and Mosquito Creek tributaries. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than April 5, 2017.
  • Celebrating National Engineers Week, Omaha District continues to serve

    OMAHA, NE. — In celebration of National Engineers Week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District hosted a panel on the engineering profession in coordination with the Society of American Military Engineers, student chapter, on the University of Nebraska, Omaha campus. Additionally, representatives of the District attended the National Society of Black Engineers Mixer on the UNO campus, the Omaha STEM Ecosystem Launch, and the Annual Engineers Banquet, held last week, sponsored by the Engineer Round Table, a group comprised of more than 20 engineer organizations.
  • Big Bend Master Plan Meeting Rescheduled

    OMAHA, Neb. – The Corps has rescheduled the Big Bend Master Plan public scoping meeting for Wednesday, March 8, 2017, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Big Bend Project Office, 33573 N Shore Road, Fort Thompson, SD 57325. The comment period has been extended to March 27, 2017.
  • Public meeting scheduled for the South Platte River Section 1135 ecosystem restoration study in Denver, Colorado

    A public meeting to share details about the South Platte River Section 1135 ecosystem restoration study being conducted in partnership with the City and County of Denver and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Fleming Mansion, 1510 S. Grant Street in Denver, Colorado.
  • Big Bend Master Plan Meeting Cancelled Due to Weather

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is canceling the Big Bend Master Plan public meeting that had been scheduled for February 23, 2017, due to projected winter weather conditions around the Fort Thompson/Chamberlain, South Dakota, area. The Corps plans on hosting a rescheduled meeting in early March; additional information will be posted when details have been solidified. The comment period has been extended to March 27, 2017.
  • Prize competition seeks ideas to better estimate the water storage capacity of reservoirs

    The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking problem solvers to develop new or improved analytical methods for estimating the water storage capacity and/or sedimentation volume of reservoirs managed by Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The best solution that meets the technical requirements for this prize competition will receive $50,000. Up to an additional $25,000 may be awarded for meeting additional, but not essential, criteria. Solutions from this prize competition may lead to more effective, affordable and reliable methods to monitor and assess reservoir storage loss due to sedimentation
  • Joint assessment of protest camps takes place

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted a joint assessment today of the protest camps along the Cannonball River with camp leaders, a contractor, and camp members to survey the clean-up progress to date. In their determination, while there has been significant effort by current operations, it is not on pace to ensure the land is restored to a pre-protest state before potential flooding.