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  • USACE operated campgrounds on Lake Sakakawea to remain closed until at least June 1

    The Corps of Engineers operated campgrounds including the Downstream, East Totten Trail and Wolf Creek campgrounds in North Dakota will remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the earliest possible opening date being June 1.
  • Army Corps delays Albeni Falls Dam recreation season

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officials at Albeni Falls Dam have delayed its recreation season. Subject to state and federal changes in guidance the Corps is now tentatively scheduled to open Albeni Falls Dam recreation areas on June 19. The delay provides greater flexibility to contractors and protects against further spread of the coronavirus.
  • Boat ramp near Santee closed

    In coordination with the Santee Sioux Tribe, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed boat ramp in the vicinity of Santee will be closed effective today. The closure will assist local efforts in combating the spread of COVID-19 within the local communities and will remain in effect until May 27, 2020.
  • Corps issues contract to build COVID-19 Montana Alternate Care Facility

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has awarded a $2.6 million contract to build an Alternate Care Facility in Kalispell, Montana, to aid in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Corps begins flexible spring spill operations to benefit fish and hydropower

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began implementing its 2020 Fish Operations Plan at the four lower Snake River dams April 3 and at the lower Columbia River dams April 10.
  • Missouri River basin’s below-normal precipitation leads to lower runoff forecast; reduced Gavins Point releases

    Gavins Point releases will be reduced to 33,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Friday, May 8 following a reduction in forecast 2020 upper basin runoff. Since January, precipitation in the upper basin has been well below normal, which has led to a reduction in the runoff forecast. Some areas of the Dakotas received less than half of their normal precipitation during the first four months of 2020.
  • Corps relaxes restrictions for some recreation sites in Oregon and Washington

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is relaxing restrictions at some recreation sites May 7 as the first phase in a gradual relaxing of closures at Corps locations in Oregon and Washington.
  • Update on levee rehabilitation in the Kansas City District

    The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to update our partners and the public on progress made in our levee rehabilitation program. There are 66 levee systems on target for repairs, some with breeches, some with other surface damage such as grass kill or scour holes. The Corps currently has 24 contracts awarded with another 16 currently advertised for bids or pending award. Contractors have begun moving dirt on 8 of the 24 awarded contracts – this number is increasing daily.
  • Corps of Engineers opens multi-use recreation areas

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced day-use and multi-purpose recreation areas around Fort Peck Lake will open May 1 to normal activities, following physical distancing and group limitations to reduce spread of COVID-19.
  • Proposal for Gavins Point Dam underseepage control measures available for public comment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is seeking comments on a draft environmental assessment for a proposal to implement additional underseepage control measures at Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, South Dakota. Comments on the draft EA will be accepted until May 27, 2020.