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  • August

    Omaha District plays important role in water quality management

    Whether it is fishing, boating, swimming, or other types of water recreation the benefits of the Omaha District’s water quality management program affect outdoor enthusiasts in positive ways – these benefits even extend to water coming from the faucet.
  • May

    Access to Fort Peck Spillway is limited

    To ensure public safety around the spillway structure, access to certain areas of the spillway will be closed or will remain closed until further notice.
  • August

    Managing a river is dam challenging

    In 2013, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District Leadership Development Class developed a video game that invites players to plan and make releases from two inland waterway dams. The Omaha District, with class members as project managers, awarded a contract to the U.S. Army Game Design studio to design the game. The game allows players to take charge of river operations and experience the unique challenges presented when managing reservoir operations in a variety of weather conditions across a geographically diverse basin. Like the real world, the weather forecast isn’t always accurate, presenting an additional challenge.
  • July

    Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean-up nets big catches

    Tales weren’t of the “one that got away” or the exaggerated size of a hooked walleye, but, more than 4,000 pounds, or two tons, of trash and debris was collected during the annual Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean up Wednesday, July 10. The event, the fourth in the last five years, had more than 40 volunteers working along the river in Pierre-Fort Pierre, S.D.
  • June

    Fighting drownings like a firefighter

    It is a common misperception that firefighters merely fight fires. Actual firefighting takes up only a small percentage of the time firefighters spend on duty. Another important part of their time is spent educating others about fire prevention and fire safety. This concept rings true for the park rangers and natural resource specialists at lakes areas across the Omaha District who include outreach and water safety education among their regular responsibilities.

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