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  • Public notice for permit application for compensatory mitigation bank near Bozeman, Montana

    Missoula, Mont. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is evaluating a request by the Sacajawea Audubon Society to review the feasibility of a new compensatory mitigation bank, known as the Indreland Audubon Wetland Preserve on the east side of the City of Bozeman, Montana. The prospectus is the first phase of mitigation bank evaluation. It is intended to determine whether the site has enough potential to warrant development of a more detailed Mitigation Banking Instrument. This notice is to inform interested parties of the proposed activity and to solicit public comments.
  • Campground open with limited access at Crooked Creek Recreation Area on Fort Peck Reservoir due to increased water levels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced campgrounds at Crooked Creek on Fort Peck Reservoir, located northeast of Winnett, Montana, remains open with reservoir water levels slightly more than a foot and siltation in the bay. Boaters should use extreme caution when launching or entering the bay.
  • Vegetation control set for invasive species located at Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana

    FORT PECK, Mont. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District will conduct vegetation management activities beginning the week of August 8, 2021, on the Seven Blackfoot, Billy, Wilson, McCarty, Sheep, Short, Cart Trail, Armstrong and Doney drainages, as well as the shoreline between Seven Blackfoot and Billy drainage located at the Fort Peck Reservoir in Garfield and Phillips Counties, Montana.
  • USACE announces Lake Sakakawea Shoreline Management Plan approval

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced approval of the Garrison Dam Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota Shoreline Management Plan.
  • Draft Environmental Assessment for Wagon Train Reservoir wildlife management area, state recreation area sediment basin maintenance in Hickman, Nebraska available for comment

    LINCOLN, Neb. – A draft environmental assessment has been prepared to review the proposed Nebraska Game and Parks Commission maintenance and aquatic habitat rehabilitation project at Wagon Train Reservoir in Hickman, Nebraska –Lancaster County. The project would improve water quality, reduce sedimentation and shoreline erosion, improve recreational features, and enhance aquatic habitat. This would include drawing down the reservoir from the multipurpose pool elevation of 1,287.8 feet to approximately 1,276 feet in the late fall of 2021. Drawdown would occur to facilitate removal of accumulated sediment in the existing sediment basins, modification of the sediment basins to alter flow for increased capacity, repair of breakwaters, improvements for angler access, maintenance and enhancement of recreational features and installation of fish habitat features and would be maintained at drawdown for the duration of the project and allowed to refill in spring of 2022.
  • Draft supplemental environmental assessment for additional repairs to Fawn Island Chute available for public review

    A draft supplemental environmental assessment for additional repairs to the Fawn Island Chute in Harrison County, Iowa is currently available for public review.
  • Fireworks prohibited on USACE sites around Fort Peck Lake

    FORT PECK, Mont. -- As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District asks visitors to use extreme caution when recreating around Fort Peck due to the unusually dry conditions. The ignition of explosives or explosive devices, including fireworks or other pyrotechnics, on USACE lands or waters is prohibited. Campfires must be within designated metal fire rings. USACE strongly encourages everyone to check county and public lands burning and fire restrictions frequently as conditions may change.
  • Fort Peck campgrounds, Interpretive Center now open

    Fort Peck, Mont. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announces that all Fort Peck area campgrounds and the Interpretive Center are open for the 2021 season.
  • Unscheduled release from Cherry Creek Dam

    An unscheduled, inadvertent release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District’s Cherry Creek Dam southeast of Denver occurred 9:30 MDT Friday morning.
  • Draft EA available for comment on Ramberg to Mandan, Berthold pipeline system maintenance project on Little Missouri River near Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota

    OMAHA, Neb. – A draft environmental assessment (EA) for a proposal to perform maintenance activities to prevent scour on two existing Tesoro High Plains Pipeline Company, LLC crude oil pipelines located along the Little Missouri River, on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-administered land near Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota, is currently available for public review.