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Hydrologic Engineering Expertise

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Hydraulic/Civil Engineers, Geologist, Engineering Technicians and Student Trainees with more than 80 years of combined experience in the fields of sedimentation, channel stabilization, navigation, field data collection and environmental restoration projects.
The District team provides floodplain management information, technical service and planning guidance on flooding and floodplain issues providing complete, accurate and timely information on these issues.  Their extensive capabilities include hydraulic modeling, nonstructural flood mitigation assessments and acute knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program to provide city, county, regional, and state entities with expert advice on all facets of flood risk reduction and floodplain management.
The District's experts for conducting hydraulic engineering design and analysis related to water resources for Civil Works, Military and HTRW projects throughout the Omaha District and worldwide. Technical capabilities include 1-D and 2-D hydraulic modeling and assessing hydrologic safety of dams, as well as the hydraulic design and review of flood risk reduction measures including open channels and conduits, hydraulic structures, erosion protection measures and emergency mitigation measures.
The District’s consultant for hydrology related issues has a diverse workload with a portfolio of projects throughout the Omaha District and around the world.  Examples include: precipitation/ runoff modeling, reservoir-operation modeling, planning studies related to water supply (agricultural, municipal, etc.), wetland rehabilitation, interior drainage (culverts, pumping stations, etc.) and Missouri River recovery.  Personnel also assist during flood emergencies by providing critical forecasting and site-reconnaissance information.
Corps water control projects (dams, local protection, levee systems, and navigation projects) store, regulate, divert, constrict or convey most of the surface waters in the United States. As stewards of a significant percentage of the nation’s aquatic environment, the Corps has a responsibility to preserve, protect and, where necessary, restore that portion of the environment altered by Corps projects.
The Corps water quality program is committed to holistic watershed ecosystem based resource management requiring understanding the interactions of the uses and users of the aquatic environment and the impact of Corps structures and their operation on the aquatic environment. The water quality program provides one of the greatest opportunities for the Corps to demonstrate its commitment to environmental leadership, conservation, restoration and stewardship. By planning, designing, constructing and operating water projects in a manner that achieves project purposes while preserving, protecting and restoring the ecological integrity of the aquatic resources, the Corps can demonstrate its leadership role in responsible environmental engineering.

Hydrologic Engineering

The Omaha District provides the full range of hydrologic and water resource engineering expertise within the district's area of responsibility and worldwide. The district boasts expertise in fields such as watershed modeling, floodplain management, hydraulic structure design, erosion control, environmental restoration, reservoir system management and statistical analysis - to name a few.  Furthermore, hydrologic engineers are available to assist the nation during times of natural and man-made disasters in a variety of ways through either onsite assistance or virtual support

Water Management News

Jamestown Reservoir releases increasing after rains
7/27/2020
Reservoir releases from Jamestown Dam (North Dakota) are being increased to 350 cubic feet per second...
Pipestem Reservoir reaches expected summer release
6/10/2020
Reservoir releases are being increased from Pipestem Dam to its expected summer release.The current pool elevation at Pipestem Dam is 1478.5 feet, almost 51% into its flood pool. Lake levels peaked...
Release changes set for Jamestown, Pipestem reservoirs
6/8/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is increasing the reservoir releases today from Pipestem Dam, North Dakota, while reducing releases from Jamestown Dam...
Glenn Cunningham Reservoir to begin to fill naturally
5/28/2020 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will shut the outflow gate at Glenn Cunningham Reservoir on June 1, to allow the lake to begin to refill naturally. It is anticipated that with typical weather...
Corps awards contract to complete levee repairs on the Missouri River L-536 levee system north of Corning, Missouri
5/21/2020 UPDATED
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,  Omaha District, awarded a $8.74 million construction contract to AECOM Technical Services, Inc. of Los Angeles, California, Tuesday, to close the remaining breaches and...
Low-level release at Zorinsky Lake set for May 1
4/27/2020
OMAHA, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, will begin a small low-level release at Zorinsky Lake in Omaha on Friday to improve the water quality of the lake...