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Blue Mounds State Park reopens

July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

LUVERNE — One month after torrential rains flooded Mound Creek and compromised a 1930s-era dam that practically emptied the man-made recreational lake inside Blue Mounds State Park, the park reopened Monday to visitors.

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Work completed on Gavins Point Dam

April 1, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE When Morris Inc. decided to bid on a series of dam repair projects along the Missouri River, the company certainly didn’t expect its work at Gavins Point Dam to include dealing with a 1,000-pound ball of fishing line and car-sized slabs of falling ice. Continue Reading

Corps to test Gavins Point dam with more water

March 12, 2013 in The Daily Republic

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Officials are planning to temporarily boost how much water flows into the lower Missouri River to test the concrete spillway below the Gavins Point dam on the South Dakota-Nebraska border.
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Events celebrating anniversary of Oahe Dam planned

August 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) The South Dakota State Historical Society is offering three programs this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Oahe Dam. Continue Reading

Former Sen. McGovern expected at Oahe Dam celebration

August 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Former Sen. George McGovern is expected to attend the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Oahe Dam. Continue Reading

Corps seeing problems with litter at Gavins Point

July 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic

YANKTON (AP) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is again seeing problems with litter below Gavins Point Dam on both sides of the Missouri River.
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Pickstown plans for museum

July 25, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PICKSTOWN Sixty-eight years ago, Lt. Gen. Lewis Pick submitted a plan to Congress to build a series of dams across the Missouri River.

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Events to commemorate 50th anniversary of Oahe Dam Aug. 17

July 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Events are being planned in the Pierre area to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s dedication of the powerhouse at the Oahe Dam in central South Dakota. Continue Reading

Corps finds anomaly under Gavins Point apron

June 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

YANKTON (AP) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials say they’ve found an “anomaly” under the apron at Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, but the issue doesn’t appear serious. Continue Reading

Officials assess Gavins Point Dam spillway damage

May 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

YANKTON (AP) Water releases from Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River in southeast South Dakota are being halted for about eight hours so officials can inspect spillway damage caused by high water releases during last summer’s flooding.
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