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 Glovers Point Bend

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Size (acres):  18

River Mile:  713.2 to 713.5

Bank:  Right descending bank

County:  Woodbury

State:  Iowa

Ownership, Management and Access

Ownership:  State of Iowa

Acquisition Status:  Easement acquired by the Corps in 2004.

On-Site Management:  Iowa Department of Natural Resources administers and/or performs operation and maintenance activities on behalf of the Corps according to the terms of various agreements.

Site Access: 

  • This site can be used, with permission of the Winnebago Tribe. 
  • The site is located in Iowa, but note that it is on the Nebraska side of the River. 
  • IDNR: Access by Missouri River only.

Description, Use and Regulations

Description:  The Glovers Point Bend site located along the Missouri River, on the Winnebago Reservation in Woodbury County, Iowa; however, the land is located on the Nebraska side of the river. 

  • Original construction at this site consisted of reopening a side channel connecting it at both ends to the Missouri River; however, this is Iowa land on the Nebraska side of the river. 
  • Backwater areas were also constructed and connected to the downstream end of the side channel.  After the 2011 record flood, repairs to Glover's Point consisted of removing flood deposited sediment from the constructed backwater to restore about 55-acres of shallow water habitat and provide overwintering holes for fish.
  • Wood habitat structures were placed in the backwater area to increase habitat diversity and quality.

Status:  Open to the public. Site/Habitat is in operations and maintenance status.

Site Use:  This site can be used, with permission of the Winnebago Tribe, for a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, bird watching, hiking and hunting when in season.

Site-use Regulations:  

  • People visiting these areas must comply with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, including hunting, fishing, etc.  In general Title 36 Part 327 of the Code of Federal Regulations governs the use of Corps property.  Other regulations may apply to properties owned by other federal agencies.
  • Special regulations and restrictions may be posted on site.

Special-use Regulations:  See above.

For More Information

Contact Information:  Contact the Missouri River Project Office at (402) 996-3761.    

Story Maps Link:  http://rsgisias.crrel.usace.army.mil/story_maps/nwo/mrrp/index.html#

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