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Archive: February, 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. [Read More]
Published: Feb-24-17

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. [Read More]
Published: Feb-24-17

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. [Read More]
Published: Feb-22-17

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. [Read More]
Published: Feb-22-17

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 [Read More]
Published: Feb-22-17

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. [Read More]
Published: Feb-16-17

Raptor programs still on, but eagle a no show for Bald Eagle Days.

For the second year there will be no eagle at Bald Eagle Days at the Lewis and Clark Visitor Center near Yankton, SD. Programs scheduled for Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19 will go on with other birds of prey. [Read More]
Published: Feb-16-17

Corps Hosts Panel for National Engineers Week

In celebration of National Engineers Week, the Omaha District, in conjunction with the Society of American Military Engineers, is hosting an informational panel at the University of Nebraska - Omaha Campus. [Read More]
Published: Feb-14-17

Corps grants easement to Dakota Access, LLC

Corps grants easement to Dakota Access, LLC on February 8, 2017. [Read More]
Published: Feb-08-17

Flood risk management open house meeting scheduled in Longmont, Colorado

An open house to share details about a flood risk management study between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District and the City of Longmont will be held from 4:30-6:30 pm Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road in Longmont, Colorado. [Read More]
Published: Feb-06-17
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