Fort Peck sits in northeastern Montana along the Missouri River. The Fort Peck Reservoir was created from the construction of a 3.8 mile-long dam across the Missouri River in the mid 1930’s. The adjacent lake boasts more than 1,520 miles of shoreline, longer than the California coast.

DJ&A teamed with a local surveying firm to deliver a large, multi-year project to provide cadastral and property boundary surveys for approximately 400 cabin sites on CORPS-acquired lands and BLM-withdrawn lands surrounding the reservoir.  DJ&A served as project lead for surveying and mapping, and was responsible for BLM records research. DJ&A prepared legal boundary survey documents for real property transfers to transfer current lease lots from Federal ownership to private.

Key Services

  • Completed 25 miles of roadway & utility easement surveys (GPS)
  • Completed lot boundary surveys (GPS) for 420+ parcels
  • Conducted elevation surveys to determine maximum reservoir pool flowage easement elevation line (GPS)
  • Coordinated with BLM in development of supplemental plats on public lands for preparing land transfer patents
  • Completed PLSS cadastral surveys and section subdivisions (16 Sections)
  • Provided sanitation tract boundary and topographic surveys (GPS)
  • Conducted horizontal (Montana State Plane NAD83) and vertical (USACE local dam elevation) control surveys (GPS)
  • Established property corner monumentation for 2,500+ locations
  • Prepared and filed 6 separate Certificates of Survey
  • Assisted USACE in preparation of land transfer documents

Value Added

This project demonstrates DJ&A’s ability to complete, complex, multi-year projects for our clients.