Archive: February, 2021
  • 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.
  • 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.