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USACE Vicksburg District halts water release at Sardis Dam for routine inspections
VICKSBURG, Miss. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has temporarily stopped releasing water at Sardis Lake in preparation for routine maintenance and inspection of several key flood control structures that will take place until August 31.
Aitch Recreation Area Artesian Well to Reopen
Following an extensive relocation project, the Artesian Well at Aitch Recreation Area of Raystown
Corps to host virtual public scoping meeting on Shenango River Lake master plan revision
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is hosting a virtual public meeting to kick off the Shenango River Lake master plan revision. The corps is seeking public input about environmental and recreational topics to consider while revising the master plan, which will guide the use of the lake’s natural resources for the next 25 years.
Men’s overconfidence leads to unnecessary drownings
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Nearly 90 percent of drownings at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ lakes are adult males and it seems arrogance – thinking they can swim and lame excuses, like life jackets are uncomfortable or unflattering, lead to drownings in many cases.
USACE Vicksburg District temporarily closes road and area around Wallace Lake Dam
VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will close road and foot traffic access to Wallace Dam starting today.
22-027 Spillway gate repairs at Lower Monumental Dam closes public dam crossing until May 30
KAHLOTUS, Wash. – Recent routine inspections at Lower Monumental Lock and Dam resulted in an important dam safety discovery, a trunnion on Spillway Gate 3 had friction levels outside of the safe operating range.
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.
$57.4 million in additional FY 21 appropriations for area’s water resource infrastructure projects
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, announces its Fiscal Year 2021 Work Plan includes an additional $57.4 million for the civil works program.
Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District Releases FY2021 Work Plan
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District released its Fiscal Year 2021 Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program, Jan. 19.
Contract awarded for Lac qui Parle Dam modernization
ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $5.7 million contract to Drax, Inc., out of Madison, Wisconsin, for the modernization of the Lac qui Parle Dam near Watson, Minnesota, yesterday, Nov. 12.
Corps will conduct inspections of Orwell Dam
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will conduct a periodic inspection at its Orwell Dam, located on the Otter Tail River near Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Nov. 4-6.
East Branch Dam Safety Modification Project Returning to normal operations, weather permitting
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District announces its intent to return East Branch Dam, located in Wilcox, Pennsylvania, to pre-2008 normal operations.
Army Corps announces installation of Jennings Randolph Lake Downstream Early Warning System
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has installed a year-round early warning system at Jennings Randolph Lake intended to notify downstream public users of impending rapid increases in water levels, and to evacuate the river immediately to higher ground for their safety.
Corps Accepts Public Comments on East Branch Operations
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is accepting public comments concerning returning East Branch Clarion River Lake to normal operations.
Corps Awards $12.9 Contract to Replace Dam Gates
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District announces the award of a more than $12.9-million contract for the installation of two new dam lift gates and a new control system at Montgomery Locks and Dam on the Ohio River in Monaca, Pennsylvania.
Corps advises mariners of Emsworth primary lock chamber closure
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is announcing that Emsworth Lock and Dam, located on the Ohio River at mile 6.2, will initiate a closure of the primary lock chamber for scheduled repairs.
Jamestown Reservoir releases increasing after rains
Reservoir releases from Jamestown Dam (North Dakota) are being increased to 350 cubic feet per second.