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  • Draft EA available for comment on the Ramberg to Mandan Pipeline system maintenance project at Lake Sakakawea, ND

    OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is seeking public comments as part of a draft environmental assessment for a proposal to perform maintenance activities to prevent scour on the existing Tesoro High Plains Pipeline Company, LLC, 12-inch Ramberg to Mandan pipeline system. This system runs underneath and on Federal lands including Lake Sakakawea in McKenzie and Williams counties in North Dakota.
  • Army Corps of Engineers requires face masks at all recreation projects

    As we work to slow the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds all visitors, volunteers and employees that a face mask is required in all USACE buildings and facilities. Masks must also be worn outdoors on USACE-managed lands and recreation areas if physical distancing cannot be met, such as when hiking on trails or visiting sites that may be popular or crowded.
  • Public comments sought on draft integrated letter report, programmatic environmental assessment for inspection stations in Upper Missouri River Basin

    A draft integrated letter report and programmatic environmental assessment has been developed to determine the economic and environmental impacts of federal participation in state-managed watercraft inspection programs along the Upper Missouri River Basin in Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Public comments on the draft EA will be accepted until March 2, 2021.
  • USACE, Hamburg sign first ever Section 1176 agreement allowing raise of Ditch 6 levee system

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, and the City of Hamburg, Iowa, signed the Section 1176 project agreement Tuesday that will allow for raising the Hamburg Ditch 6 levee eight feet, significantly increasing the flood risk management benefits the levee provides to the city.
  • Crest Road to close Feb. 9 for maintenance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced that Crest Road, which crosses Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, South Dakota, will be closed Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for maintenance. People are asked to take an alternate route during the closure.
  • Spillway gate and generator maintenance will cause water releases throughout October’s paddlefish season

    Anglers in the area for paddlefish snagging season will have some short disruptions due to spillway gate maintenance at Gavins Point Dam, near Yankton, SD, through October 16. The maintenance will require water to flow from a single gate several times a day for 10-15 minutes at a time. Beginning October 19, when upgrades are scheduled for generators, multiple spillway gates will remain open 24 hours a day.
  • Virtual public meeting scheduled to discuss recently released Papillion Creek Basin draft final feasibility report

    OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District, will hold a virtual public meeting Feb. 10 to present the results of the draft final feasibility report for the Papillion Creek general reevaluation study. The purpose of the study is to develop alternatives to reduce flood risks and improve public safety within the Papillion Creek Basin in Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties.
  • Corps announces fiscal year 2021 civil works' work plan; including $54M for repairs of Missouri River navigation channel

    OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced its 2021 civil works' work plan, which provides funding for the Corps to address water resource issues across the nation. These work plans include approximately $54 million for the repair of several navigation structures along the Missouri River that were damaged from high water and flooding over the past three years.
  • Winter won't stop work on L-536 levee repairs

    Despite winter conditions, work continues on the L-536 levee setback south of Rock Port, Missouri. Repairs to the original in-line portion of the levee are scheduled to be substantially complete within the next month. Construction of the levee setback portion of the project continues despite the freezing temperatures.
  • Public comments sought for Lake Sakakawea (ND) Shoreline Management Plan

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is seeking public comment as part of the update of the Lake Sakakawea Shoreline Management Plan (SMP). This update is part of a routine five-year review of the SMP. In general, the SMP provide guidance on how USACE will administer the Shoreline Management program at Lake Sakakawea near Riverdale, North Dakota.