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Corps to conduct spillway test at Gavins Point Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, has scheduled a spillway test for Gavins Point Dam Tuesday, May 1. [Read More]
Published: Apr-27-12

Corps awards $11.7M contract to repair Williston Levee

The Omaha District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded an $11.7 million contract on April 20 to repair the Williston Levee and adjacent project road in Williston, N.D. [Read More]
Published: Apr-20-12

Corps awards $2M contract to armor levees L-575/L-550

OMAHA, Neb. — The Omaha District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $2 million contract [Read More]
Published: Apr-18-12

Corps Encourages Safety as Work Begins at Pierre Causeway

Work will soon be starting on the repair of the Pierre causeway, and the public is asked to remain a safe distance from the work site. [Read More]
Published: Apr-16-12

Corps to hold public meeting to gain input on Fort Peck Spillway test

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, will hold an informational meeting on April 16 at 1 p.m. to gain public and Tribal input on a proposed spillway test at Fort Peck Dam. The meeting will follow the Spring Public Meeting being held by the Water Management Division at the Fort Peck Interpretive Center. [Read More]
Published: Apr-02-12
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Emergency Operations News

Emergency Operations news releases are published during an activation of the Omaha District Emergency Operations Center. These releases also appear on the front page of the District Web site and the Emergency Management Web page.

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Cherry Creek and Bear Creek Dams begin making small water releases

To meet water supply requirements in the Denver area, two of the three Denver-area reservoirs operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District will begin making small water releases today. Chatfield Lake remains 5.5 feet below the base of the flood control pool and no releases are scheduled. Releases from Bear Creek Dam will be 250 cubic feet per second and releases from Cherry Creek Dam will be 40 cfs, both beginning today. Over the next several days, coordination with the State of Colorado will continue, and it is likely releases will be gradually increased in order to evacuate flood control storage from these reservoirs. [Read More]
Published: Sep-16-13

Pool elevations for Bear Creek Dam may approach record levels

Heavy rains since September 10, have fallen largely downstream of the three Denver-area dams operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District. Small pool rises are expected for Cherry Creek and Chatfield Lakes. Bear Creek Lake, located on Bear Creek Dam on the southwest edge of suburban Lakewood, Colo., has experienced increased inflows from the rainfall. The reservoir pool elevation is expected to approach its record elevation of 5587.1 feet, which occurred in 1995. Pool elevation data for these and other Corps-operated dams can be tracked online at http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/plots/plots.html#omaha_plots and are updated hourly. [Read More]
Published: Sep-13-13

Post-flood and Flood Protection Permitting

During emergencies and times of imminent danger, landowners may decide to take action they believe is necessary to protect property. Where possible, the public should contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Denver Regulatory Office (303) 979-4120 for work associated with flood protection and repair work for flood damaged areas performed in waters of the U.S. within the State of Colorado and the Omaha District. A flood emergency does not remove the landowner's responsibility to obtain a Section 404 permit when one is required. [Read More]
Published: Sep-13-13
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