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Recent Photos

Wankel T.rex heads to Washington D.C. Wankel T.rex heads to Washington D.C.
The Wankel T.rex is packed in 16 crates. The 16th crate with skull has already been inspected and crated. The largest crate in the back contains the pelvis and sacrum...
2014 Spring Ice Jam Flooding Big Horn River 2014 Spring Ice Jam Flooding Big Horn River
An ice jam pushes water levels close to the top of the levee in Greybull, Wyo. Sandbagging crews from the Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Wyoming...
Cherry Creek Dam safety exercise Cherry Creek Dam safety exercise
The Cherry Creek Dam safety exercise brought together representatives from several agencies from across the Denver metropolitan area, the State of Colorado and the...
2013 Colorado flooding response 2013 Colorado flooding response
Flood damage is shown around the city of Boulder, Colo., Sept. 19, 2013. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has deployed personnel to Colorado under the direction of...
Missouri River levee setback benefits Missouri River levee setback benefits
The project delivery team was able to achieve a number of benefits as the result of levee setback projects.
2013 US Army All-American Bowl 2013 US Army All-American Bowl
Staff Sgt. Dallas Pierce (left), with the 21st Military History Detachment, 205th Public Affairs Operations Center, greets a high school football player at the U.S....


Recent Video

Levee Breaches Repaired at L-550 and L-575 Levee Breaches Repaired at L-550 and L-575
Following the Missouri River Basin Flood of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, classified five breaches along Missouri River levee units L-550...
Tribal Relations During a Flood Fight Tribal Relations During a Flood Fight
During a flood fight, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers works with local, state and federal agencies to mitigate the risks associated with high water. And in the case...
The Long Fight for Hamburg The Long Fight for Hamburg
Following a breach along Missouri River Levee Unit L-575 in mid June of 2011, the Corps and town of Hamburg elevated an existing levee to stave off flood waters from...
Corps and Community Fight for Hamburg, Iowa Corps and Community Fight for Hamburg, Iowa
During the Missouri River Basin Flood of 2011, a breach at Missouri River Levee Unit L-575 in early June threatened the town of Hamburg, Iowa. The Omaha District of...
Garrison Dam Spillway Apron Maintenance Garrison Dam Spillway Apron Maintenance
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District opened the spillway gates at Garrison Dam on June 1, 2011, to pass floodwaters for the first time. A routine...
Garrison Dam Historic Spillway Gate Opening Garrison Dam Historic Spillway Gate Opening
Shortly before 8 a.m. on June 1, 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the gates to pass flood waters for the first time from the Garrison Dam spillway. Seven...


Recent News Stories

Delicate dance with a dinosaur Delicate dance with a dinosaur
It plays like a dance... Open the crate, photograph the contents of the crate, inspect the fossil, document it's condition... 1,2,3,4… 1,2,3,4
Tyrannosaurus Rex to embark on cross country journey
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District’s Wankel Tyrannosaurus Rex will soon travel from Montana, where it has resided for the past 66 million years, to the...
Greybull Levee performs as designed reducing risks from ice jam flooding Greybull Levee performs as designed reducing risks from...
As a series of ice jams moving along the Bighorn River near Worland, Wyo., caused river stages to rise, the state of Wyoming requested technical assistance on March 7...
Exercising Safety: Bear Creek, Cherry Creek and Chatfield dams catch floodwaters while reducing flooding risks Exercising Safety: Bear Creek, Cherry Creek and...
A stalled front brings record rainfall to the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The runoff brings a surge of water through canyons and foothills and into...
Colorado flooding brings flood of attention to vital regulatory permitting program Colorado flooding brings flood of attention to vital...
Following the flooding in Colorado, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is providing engineering support under the National Response Framework and augmented its...
Sustainable solutions: How the Corps of Engineers used creativity to maximize flood risk reduction Sustainable solutions: How the Corps of Engineers used...
A blend of public laws, government regulations and government processes doesn’t likely conjure images of engineers engaged in roundtable discussions, drawing...


Recent Audio

Missouri River Basin Water Management - March 11, 2014
Monthly Water Management Call.
Missouri River Basin Water Management - July 9, 2013
Despite two consecutive months of higher-than-normal runoff, drought conditions persist across much of the Missouri River basin and mainstem reservoir levels remain...
Missouri River Basin Water Management - June 11, 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division, is committed to providing more frequent communications with stakeholders in the basin. The corps aims to keep...
Missouri River Basin Water Management - May 7, 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division, is committed to providing more frequent communications with stakeholders in the basin. The Corps aims to keep...
Missouri River Basin Water Management - March 12, 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is committed to providing frequent communications with stakeholders in the basin. The corps aims to keep the basin informed about...
Missouri River Basin Water Management - Feb. 12, 2013
Following the 2011 flood, the Corps’ Northwestern Division committed to better communication with the Congressional delegations, states, tribes and stakeholders,...


Recent Publications

Omaha Outlook - 03.27.2014
Omaha Outlook - 03.27.2014
Volume 2, Issue 1 Project maintenance, cavitation repairs and OJT at Gavins Point Dam Real Estate Division—the few who do so much Upah paying the price of becoming a...
Omaha Outlook - 12.19.2013
Omaha Outlook - 12.19.2013
District employee volunteers time driving Wounded Warrior Family Support Mustang - New dorm provides Airmen comfort for winter ahead Bear Creek, Cherry Creek and Chatfield...
Omaha Outlook - 09.23.2013
Omaha Outlook - 09.23.2013
Volume 1, Issue 3, 2013 Omaha Outlook.
Omaha Outlook - 06.27.2013
Omaha Outlook - 06.27.2013
Volume 1, Issue 2 Omaha Outlook
Omaha Outlook - 03.29.2013
Omaha Outlook - 03.29.2013
Volume 1, Issue 1 Omaha Outlook


Podcasts

Missouri River Basin Water Management
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Following historic flooding in the Missouri River Basin during 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division committed to providing more frequent communications with stakeholders in the basin. The Corps...