Archive: 2019
  • USACE NWO continues flood fight partnerships

    There are confirmed breaches at L611-614 (south of Council Bluffs, Iowa), L-601 (south of Glenwood, Iowa), L-575 (Fremont County, Iowa), L-550 (Atchison County, Missouri), R-562 (Nemaha County, Nebraska), Western Sarpy (Ashland, Nebraska), Clear Creek (Ashland, Nebraska), Union Levee (Valley, Nebraska).  Partial breaches have been confirmed at river miles; L-594 (Fremont County, Iowa), R-573 (Otoe County, Nebraska). Additional breaches are expected as a result of the extremely high flows.
  • Omaha Corps of Engineers working shoulder to shoulder with state, local, tribal agencies in flood fight

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, continues to work with Iowa and Nebraska State and local emergency managers and levee sponsors in response to the enormous volume of water that is currently compromising the majority of the levee systems along the Missouri River from the confluence of the Platte River to Rulo, Nebraska.
  • Corps reducing Gavins Point releases as Niobrara inflows decline

    Releases from Gavins Point Dam were reduced to 73,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) Saturday morning, March 16 and will reduced over the coming days reaching 20,000 cfs on Tuesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today. According to the National Weather Service, tributary flows into Gavins Point Dam, primarily from the Niobrara River have dropped significantly over the past 48 hours.
  • NWO Commander tours Nebraska flood areas

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, continues to support state, local and tribal emergency agencies in their current flood fight efforts. Today, District Commander Col. John Hudson joined Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and other state officials for an aerial tour of the many areas impacted by the current unregulated runoff.
  • NWO working with state, local, tribal officials in flood fight

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is working with the Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota Emergency Management Agencies, as well as local emergency management officials through the affected states, plus local and tribal governments in their flood fight efforts resulting from the recent rapid snowmelt and rain in the lower plains.
  • President's Fiscal 2020 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

    The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020) includes $4.827 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Comment deadline for Fort Peck flows study extended

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Omaha District, is extending the initial scoping period for the Environmental Impact Statement for Implementing Test Releases from Fort Peck Dam, Montana, through March 26, 2019. The scoping period was originally scheduled to end on March 11, 2019.
  • Crest Road closed due to winter storm warning this weekend

    Crest Road crossing Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, South Dakota will close at 8 p.m. Friday, March 8 through 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10 due to the winter storm warning scheduled for this area over the weekend.
  • USACE preparing Highway 12 Environmental Impact Statement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Omaha District is beginning work on a supplemental draft environmental impact statement for the Highway 12 road project in Knox County, Nebraska. 
  • Public input requested for future of Duck Blind Program at Lewis & Clark Lake

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Gavins Point Project is requesting public input for the existing Permanent Duck Blind Program at Lewis & Clark Lake.