Archive: 2019
  • Omaha District Begins Levee Repair

    As part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District’s aggressive recovery from the 2019 unregulated runoff event, the District began breach repair on the Union Dike levee near Valley, NE.  Due to the potential of additional precipitation, the breach on the Platte River impacts public safety in the local area.  Repair work is expected to take six days to complete.
  • Extensive flood damage prompts closure of Audubon Bend

    The Audubon Bend area near Wynot, Nebraska will be closed until further notice due to extensive flood damage.
  • Construction delayed at Gavins Point powerplant will keep Crest Road open

    Scheduled construction at Gavins Point powerplant near Yankton, SD is being postponed to keep the road across the dam, known as Crest Road, open pending decisions and repairs of the Nebraska Highway 121 bridge near Highway 81.
  • Omaha District Awards Emergency Levee Contract

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, has awarded a contract for an emergency levee
  • Top USACE officials visit flood areas

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Commanding General for Civil Works and Emergency Operations, Maj. Gen. Scott Spellmon, and Ray Alexander, USACE Director of Contingency Operations, visited the Omaha District today and inspected flooded areas this morning via helicopter to develop an understanding of the level of effort required to repair the structures.
  • Public meeting scheduled on Emmons County, ND – City of Linton - Planning Assistance to States study

    The Omaha District, in cooperation with the City of Linton, will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the Linton Community Center, 101 1st Street NE, Linton, ND from 6 - 8:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to present results of the recently completed Emmons County Planning Assistance to States study conducted in partnership with the North Dakota State Water Commission and the Emmons County Water Resources Board.
  • Corps using alternative, expedited permitting procedures to authorize flood-related repairs

    Due to the current flooding, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District Regulatory Branch will be using alternative and expedited permitting procedures to authorize flood-related repairs within regulated waters of the U.S. These procedures will allow the Corps to expedite permitting requests for Nationwide Permits, Regional General Permits, and Standard Permits for flood recovery activities.
  • Emergency permitting procedures in Nebraska and South Dakota

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, (Corps) is issuing this public notice to inform members of the public of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Section 404) and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (Section 10). The Corps administers the permitting process for activities in waters of the United States and when activities occur over, in, or under a Section 10 water. This public notice explains when the Corps has jurisdiction over work or activities, what types of Department of Army (DA) permits are available, and how to apply for those permits. Specific emphasis is on emergencies and the permitting process for emergency activities in Nebraska and South Dakota.
  • USACE NWO keeps eyes on Missouri River levees

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, continues to perform surveillance operations on the levees south of Omaha in the constantly changing flood fight on the Missouri River.
  • Release Plans Announced for Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs

    An interagency meeting will be held in Jamestown, North Dakota, in early April, and a release schedule for Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs will be developed after that meeting.