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  • Construction project begins below Gavins Point Dam

    YANKTON, S.D. – A large construction contract has begun in the area below Gavins Point Dam along Lake Yankton. The project is to connect relief wells, which are at the bottom, or “toe” of the dam, that are designed to relieve excess water pressure on the earthen structure. There are 75 relief wells and numerous discharges into Lake Yankton. Of those 75 relief wells, 31 will be connected into three main discharges. This will allow for a more controlled discharge. Once the main discharges are installed, the ground will be backfilled with dirt to cover the discharge pipes and prevent any erosion.
  • Construction project begins below Gavins Point Dam

    A large construction contract has begun in the area below Gavins Point Dam, along Lake Yankton, near Yankton, SD. The project is to connect relief wells, which are at the bottom, or “toe” of the dam, that are designed to relieve excess water pressure on the earthen structure.
  • Draft environmental impact statement for Fort Peck Dam test releases available for public review

    OMAHA, Neb. – In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has prepared a draft environmental impact statement for proposed test releases from Fort Peck Dam, Montana for the benefit of federally endangered pallid sturgeon.
  • USACE seeks public comment on draft environmental assessment to protect public infrastructure, surface water resources in Sweet Grass County, Montana

    Omaha, Neb. – A draft environmental assessment to protect public infrastructure and surface water resources along Big Timber Creek, in Sweet Grass County, Montana is available for public review through April 24, 2021.
  • USACE reaches milestones in levee repairs

    In the two years since floods devastated levees along the Missouri River and its tributaries, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has made tremendous progress in restoring the damaged.
  • U.S. Highway 275 West Point to Scribner Expressway Project Final Environmental Impact Statement

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Omaha District, Nebraska Regulatory Office is announcing the availability of the U.S. Highway 275 (US-275) West Point to Scribner Expressway Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
  • Corps seeking public comments on Council Bluffs Riverfront Project Draft Environmental Assessment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is seeking public comments on the recently released Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Council Bluffs Riverfront Project.
  • Corps restores L-536 to full height

    As part of the ongoing repairs to Missouri River Levee System L-536 in northwest Missouri, contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Omaha District have returned the levee system to its pre-flood height.
  • Motorized access open to ice on Fort Peck Reservoir

    With ice finally covering the Fort Peck Reservoir and the Dredge Cuts, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to remind recreationists that motorized vehicles are only permitted on developed ice access routes, such as: public or numbered roads, boat ramps or other designated routes within USACE Recreation Areas. All other off-road vehicle operations are prohibited on USACE lands. This prohibition includes driving along the shoreline between the frozen lake and the high-water mark except for the purpose of navigating around an ice pressure ridge or open water by the shortest route, not to exceed 1/8 mile. Motorized vehicles operated on USACE roads and designated access routes must be properly licensed or registered, including snowmobiles and ATV/UTVs or side-by-sides.
  • Crest Road Closed Monday, March 1 for maintenance

    The road that crosses Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, South Dakota, also known as Crest Road, will be closed Monday, March 1 from 12:30 pm – 3 pm for maintenance. People are asked to take alternate routes during the closure.