Army Corps Of Engineers

Floods Creating Problems For South Dakota State Parks

LAKE ANDES, S.D. – Flooding continues to create problems for state parks around the Sioux Empire. North Point Recreation Area, near Lake Andes, has dealt with flooding since the mid-April snow storms. Conditions have gotten worse since then due to heavy rains, with beaches, campsites, and other amenities under water. Right now, much of the park is inaccessible. Lake Francis…

Hearing to Focus on Preventing More Missouri River Flooding

OMAHA, Neb. – This spring’s massive flooding along the Missouri River unearthed bitter criticism of the federal agency that manages the river while devastating communities and causing more than $3 billion in damage. The flooding and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ actions will be the focus of a U.S. Senate hearing in western Iowa on Wednesday and critics will…

Senators Want More Details On Corps’ Dakota Access Decisions

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Two Democratic U.S. senators want the chief of the Army Corps of Engineers to explain the agency’s decision-making that ultimately paved the way for completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline. Delaware Sen. Tom Carper and Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell are ranking Democratic members on Senate environment and energy committees. They sent a letter to…

Army To Allow Completion Of Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Army has notified Congress that it will allow the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, completing the four-state project to move North Dakota oil to Illinois. The Justice Department filed court documents Tuesday including letters to members of Congress from Deputy Assistant Army Secretary Paul Cramer….