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Fort Peck rose more than 2 feet after August runoff

Fort Peck rose more than 2 feet after August runoff

With near-record runoff into Fort Peck Reservoir in August — 170 percent of normal — the massive lake in northeastern Montana rose more than 2 feet, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

September 05, 2014 2:50 pm Photos

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Fort Peck Reservoir may rise less than 1 foot in July

Fort Peck Reservoir may rise less than 1 foot in July

With snowpack on the upper Missouri River Basin only a fraction of what it normally is at this time of the year, it looks like Fort Peck Reservoir may be lucky to rise another foot this month.

July 07, 2014 4:47 pmLoading…
Officials deny causing Missouri River floods

Officials deny causing Missouri River floods

OMAHA, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shouldn't be blamed for causing major flooding along the Missouri River that has affected five states regularly since 2006, the federal government says in its initial response to a lawsuit.

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University of Montana grant

University of Montana grant

University of Montana professor Richard Hauer talks about the $45 million grant that UM has been awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for environmental research. UM president Royce Engstrom, right, credits Hauer for securing the grant.

May 16, 2014 12:47 pmLoading…

Extent of Wyoming missile site pollution under study

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Army Corps of Engineers is trying to determine the extent of a plume of contaminated groundwater seeping from a 1960s-era missile site west of Cheyenne.

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Irony: More water leaves Bighorn boat launch dry

Irony: More water leaves Bighorn boat launch dry

There’s so much mountain runoff predicted this spring that Bighorn Reservoir’s Horseshoe Bend Marina, just north of Lovell, Wyo., could be left high and dry on Memorial Day weekend.

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Plan for pallid sturgeon passage on Yellowstone River unveiled

Plan for pallid sturgeon passage on Yellowstone River unveiled

Creating a twisting, 3-mile-long channel around Intake Diversion Dam on the lower Yellowstone River to allow endangered pallid sturgeon and other native fish to swim around the dam would cost an estimated $58.9 million and the moving of more than a million cubic yards of dirt and gravel whil…

April 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ice jams continue to wreak havoc on Yellowstone, Little Bighorn rivers

Ice jams continue to wreak havoc on Yellowstone, Little Bighorn rivers

Along the banks of the Little Bighorn River, officials at Crow Agency continued work Tuesday to contain floodwaters as several ice jams continue to threaten the reservation town.

March 11, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Work continues to repair Fort Peck Dam

Work continues to repair Fort Peck Dam

More than two years after high water strained the Army Corps of Engineers dam system along the Missouri River, work continues to make repairs to the structures.

October 31, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Plunge pool

Plunge pool

This view looking downstream shows the coffer dam that was built to allow the plunge pool below the spillway to be dewatered to allow repairs.

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Driving anchors

Driving anchors

Float barges are used to install anchors at the base of the downstream wall of the spillway out of concern that it could fail and tip over.

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Dirt work

Dirt work

The sides of the once-steep plunge pool were contoured to avoid sloughing during high water. This work is almost complete.

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Spillway

Spillway

This view looks up from the plunge pool to the base of the spillway where barges work to install anchors on the spillway's lower walls.

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Corps official urges rapid decision on Intake Dam

Corps official urges rapid decision on Intake Dam

With pressure from the Army Corps of Engineers to reach a decision within weeks, federal and state partners agreed during a conference call Thursday to investigate a third option for fish passage and irrigation diversion at Intake Dam on the Yellowstone River.

August 29, 2013 4:58 pm Photos

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Yellowstone dam headgate leaves intake irrigators high and dry

Yellowstone dam headgate leaves intake irrigators high and dry

The Lower Yellowstone Project, which draws water from the Yellowstone River above Intake Dam, has been unable to get its full water right of 1,374 cubic feet per second since the installation of a new $19.3 million headgate in April 2012.

August 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Comments sought on Fort Peck weed control

Comments sought on Fort Peck weed control

A draft supplemental environmental assessment for the control of Eurasian watermilfoil at the Fort Peck Reservoir is available for public review.

August 02, 2013 12:34 pm Photos

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Rain helps Fort Peck water level

Despite two consecutive months of higher-than-normal runoff, drought conditions persist across much of the Missouri River basin and mainstem reservoir levels remain below normal.

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Fort Peck Dam repairs to cost $42.9 million

Fort Peck Dam repairs to cost $42.9 million

After damage by record-high runoff and flooding in 2011, more than $42.9 million in repairs to Fort Peck Dam have been approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

March 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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MRL says more coal exports could increase Helena rail traffic by 8-10 trains a day

MRL says more coal exports could increase Helena rail traffic by 8-10 trains a day

HELENA — Increased coal exports could increase traffic through Helena by about eight to 10 train loads a day, a Montana Rail Link official said Thursday.

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Billings City Council rejects letter to Corps on coal port study

The City Council once again passed on the opportunity to ask the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to include Billings in an environmental impact study of West Coast coal ports.

November 19, 2012 10:15 pmLoading…

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