Lewis and Clark Lake Stakeholder Meeting with US Army Corps of Engineers
On September 21, 2018, US Army Corps of Engineers staff visited with people concerned about the future of Lewis and Clark Lake behind Gavins Point Dam, bordering South Dakota and Nebraska. Paul Boyd, hydraulic engineer, and Brad Thompson, planning branch, of the Omaha District discussed Section 1179a of WRDA 2016 and other Corps programs along with sedimentation data at the reservoir. The Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition has been coordinating stakeholder involvement to pursue a sediment management plan for the reservoir that is on track to be 50% full of sediment by the year 2045 if nothing changes. This is the second stakeholder meeting of 2018, with a third scheduled for Oct. 26, 2018.