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Diversion model open house set: Rosemount to host $2.6M design of project

July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The public will have a chance to see a to-scale piece of the $1.8 billion metro-area diversion channel in action this month.
An open house is scheduled July 24 to view the diversion’s only physical model, with one caveat — it’s locat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Corps archaeologists study Missouri River’s past

August 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

PIERRE Sometimes during high water the Missouri River will carve away one of its banks like an old man turning out his pockets to bring things to light scrapers and knives made of Knife River flint, hoes and squash knives made of bison bone, 19th century toy horses made of pewter or cast iron. Continue Reading

Corps: Homme Lake to be drawn down

November 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began drawing down Homme Lake near Park River, N.D., on Wednesday, the corps. The drawdown will continue at 30 cubic feet per second for the next nine days until lake elevation drops by 4 feet. Continue Reading

Devils Lake gets a drain for overflowing water

July 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The 800-foot-structure, built between Stump Lake and a natural rise in the Tolna Coulee, is designed to prevent a catastrophic spill from the Devils Lake Basin to the Sheyenne River Valley. The unique design mimics the natural erosion that likely would occur in the coulee, while restricting downstream flows. Continue Reading

Minneapolis locks, dams to reopen to commercial traffic

June 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reopening the three Twin Cities locks and dams to commercial traffic at 8 a.m. Wednesday. But the locks remain closed to recreational boats. Continue Reading

Corps: more flood storage offers limited benefit

April 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The corps says in a new report released Friday that flooding still would have caused widespread damage along the Missouri last year because of the massive volume of water that moved through the river. Continue Reading

Conrad: Obama OKs Fargo-Moorhead flood-control plan

March 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Obama Administration has approved the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan for a Fargo-Moorhead flood-control project, Sen. Kent Conrad announced today. He added that he will continue to push the plan through Congress and secure the funding needed. Continue Reading

One flood too many

March 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Souris River flood that damaged Minot and surrounding communities was one of seven that occurred in spring and summer 2011, according to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report. The others were reduced by the system of Canadian and U.S. dams protecting riverside communities. The last one in June overwhelmed the system and caused $691.9 million in damage in the two hardest hit counties of Ward and McHenry. Continue Reading

USACE releases assessment of Oslo levee

March 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in St. Paul said Thursday that it has released a draft environmental assessment of changes to the levees in Oslo, Minn. The city proposed changes to levees the corps built in the 1970s, including raising levees by 1.1 to 1.7 feet and realigning portions of the levee. Continue Reading

Corps of Engineers leaders to hold North Dakota meetings

January 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leaders will meet with Fargo and Moorhead city officials and attend a Bismarck meeting about Devils Lake next week. Continue Reading