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  • Omaha District addressing Lake Sakakawea low water boat ramp access concerns

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced that based on current runoff conditions in the Missouri River Basin, including the lack of plains snowpack, below-average mountain snowpack, and dry upper basin conditions, it has moved forward with plans to facilitate access to Lake Sakakawea.
  • 22-018 Little Goose Dam closes public dam crossing April 4 through 8 to perform maintenance

    Starbuck, Wash. – Officials at Little Goose Lock and Dam are closing dam crossings to the public from Monday April 4 to Friday April 8, in order to perform electrical work on top of the dam.
  • 22-016 Dworshak Dam discharge to vary in remainder of March to support multiple uses

    AHSAHKA, Idaho –Dworshak Dam is currently discharging 10,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) to meet end of month flood control targets. Discharges will remain steady through the rest of the week before slowly decreasing over the weekend, reaching around 4,600 cfs by Monday.
  • 22-014 Dworshak Dam releases to slowly increase in the month of March

    AHSAHKA, Idaho –Dworshak Dam will be slowly increasing releases this month from 1,700 cubic feet per second (cfs) to the approximate range of 6,000-10,000 cfs. Operations at Dworshak will change the height of the Clearwater River downstream of the dam by approximately 1.5 feet, gradually, across a two-week period.
  • Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Acts provides more than $881.9 million in supplemental funding

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District released its Fiscal Year 2022 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) supplemental funding for Construction, Continuing Authorities Program, Environmental Infrastructure, and Operations and Maintenance, Jan. 20.
  • USACE, FEMA to host series of virtual, levee safety workshops

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District announced that USACE and FEMA will be offering a series of nine virtual workshop on levee safety throughout January and February 2022 with the first workshop beginning, Jan. 18 from 12 –4 p.m. CST.
  • Field Jet Erosion Tests on Benbrook Dam, Texas

    Abstract: This report summarizes the results of eight field Jet Erosion Tests (JETs) performed on Benbrook Dam, TX. The results from these tests will be used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, in assessments of the erosion resistance of the Benbrook Dam with regards to possible overtopping by extreme flooding. The JETs were performed at four different locations, i.e., two locations at the lowest crest elevation and two locations at the mid-slope face of the downstream embankment. Variations in estimated critical hydraulic shear stress and erosion rate values may have been caused by differences in soil composition, i.e., when the material changed from silt/sand to clay. The resulting values of the Erodibility Coefficient, Kd, and Critical Stress, τc, are very useful information in assessing the stability of Benbrook Dam during an overtopping event. Because of the observed natural variability of the materials, combining the erosion parameters presented in this report with the drilling logs and local geology will be imperative for assessing erosion-related failure modes of Benbrook Dam.
  • Nebraska Tailwaters boat ramp closed until Monday, Dec. 6 for maintenance

    The U.S. Corps Army of Engineers, Omaha District announced that the boat ramp at the Nebraska Tailwaters located at the Gavins Point Dam, Nebraska, will be closed through Dec. 6, due to continued maintenance activities.
  • 21-055 Summer Dellamater selected as Chief of Operations at Lower Monumental

    KAHLOTUS, Wash. – Summer Dellamater has been selected for a 2-year term as Chief of Operations at Lower Monumental Lock and Dam.
  • Emsworth Locks and Dam celebrates centennial anniversary

    In September 1921, 100 years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District opened Emsworth Locks and Dam located along the Ohio River in Emsworth, Pennsylvania, and placed it into operation.

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  • Corps to Host Best Dam Graduation Ever

    The Warren Area High School’s Class of 2020 will drive, not walk, across a dam stage Friday, June 5, at 5:30 p.m. as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District hosts the pandemic-inspired commencement at Kinzua Dam.
  • Corps to Open Select Facilities at Recreation Sites

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is announcing that select facilities at district-managed sites will open Memorial Day weekend for the 2020 recreation season in alignment states’ guidelines.