Missouri River Recovery Program News

  • Record of Decision signed for Fort Peck Dam Environmental Impact Statement

    Col. Geoff Van Epps, Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division, signed a Record of Decision for the Fort Peck Dam test releases Environmental Impact Statement on Nov. 12. “We are committed to conducting the test in a manner that ensures the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can continue to serve all eight authorized purposes of the Missouri River Mainstem system.” said Van Epps. “This decision serves to allow the Corps to conduct a test, when conditions are favorable, to determine whether actions at Fort Peck Dam can be taken that would promote pallid sturgeon growth and survival before they reach the headwaters of Lake Sakakawea,”
  • Record of Decision signed for Missouri River Recovery Management Plan, Environmental Impact Statement

    OMAHA, Neb.—U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division Commander Brig. Gen. D. Peter Helmlinger signed a ‘Record of Decision’ for the Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement Tuesday.
  • Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee celebrates 10-year anniversary

    OMAHA, Neb.—The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its formation in conjunction with its fall plenary meeting scheduled Nov. 27-29.
  • Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee focuses on recovery strategic plan

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee held the first meeting of its 10th anniversary year here March 27-29. This was the committee’s 40th meeting since it was established by the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 and chartered in 2008.
  • MRRIC Tribal members focus on recovery strategic plan

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee held the first meeting of its 10th anniversary year here March 27-29. Tribes were represented by Pascha Enzi, Osage Nation; Tim Grant, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Randy Teboe, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; Elizabeth Wakeman, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe; and Shannon Wright, Ponca Tribe.
  • Missouri River sandbars closed during nesting season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reminds residents that many sandbars with active piping plover and interior least tern nests are closed for recreational use during the nesting season which runs from mid-May through August in order to protect chicks and increase populations.
  • Corps incorporating draft MRRMP EIS public comments, preparing biological assessment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing comments received regarding the draft Missouri River Recovery Program-Environmental Impact Statement as it moves toward preparing a final EIS which is anticipated to be released in summer 2018. “Public comments are a crucial element in developing the final EIS and record of decision,” said Maj. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, commanding general, Northwestern Division, USACE.
  • Public Comment Period Extended for draft MRRMP-EIS

    The Corps has extended the public comment period for the draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement to April 24, 2017.
  • Public Meeting for draft MRRMP-EIS scheduled in Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo. Feb. 15-16

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City and Omaha Districts, will hold public meetings on the draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (MRRMP-EIS) on in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Feb. 15, and in St. Louis, Mo., Thursday, Feb. 16, from 5-8:45 p.m.
  • Public Meeting for draft MRRMP-EIS scheduled in Omaha, NE, Feb. 14

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City and Omaha Districts, will hold a public meeting on the draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Thompson Alumni Center, 6705 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182, from 5-8:45 p.m. Parking is available in Lot X near the center; passes are required in adjacent lots.