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Higher-than-average releases from Missouri River Mainstem projects to continue

Due to the water currently being stored in the reservoirs and the higher-than-average runoff being forecast in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, the service level was increased 25,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) above full service in late June to facilitate the evacuation of stored flood waters. The increased service level means that Gavins Point releases will be increased to approximately 60,000 cfs, as downstream tributary flows recede. [Read More]
Published: Jul-06-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Identifies Long-Term Disaster Recovery Projects and Additional Short-Term Repairs to be Accomplished with 2018 Supplemental Funding

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today additional work that it plans to accomplish with the funding provided for disaster recovery in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018. [Read More]
Published: Jul-05-18

Corps to step up Gavins Point releases

OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Basin Water Management Division has announced plans to step up releases from Gavins Point Dam. Gavins Point releases were reduced from 44,000 to 24,000 cfs in mid-June due to high flows downstream of the Missouri River mainstem reservoir system. “Gavins Point releases will be stepped up over several days in the coming week as downstream flows drop off, reaching approximately 50,000 cfs by early to mid-July,” said John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division. “Due to the amount of water in storage, releases from all of the System dams will be maintained at higher-than-average rates over the next several months.” [Read More]
Published: Jun-29-18

Garrison releases will increase to 60,000 CFS to address recent rainfall

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Basin Water Management Division has announced plans to make additional release increases from Garrison Dam. “Releases are being stepped up from 52,000 cfs to 60,000 cfs,” said John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division. “Releases will be increased over 3 days, reaching the 60,000 cfs rate on June 23.” [Read More]
Published: Jun-21-18

Higher inflows mean increased releases from Garrison Dam

Releases from Garrison Dam are being stepped up from 44,000 cfs to 52,000 cfs. Releases will be increased over 3 days, reaching the 52,000 cfs rate on June 20. Releases are being increased due to a continuation of high inflows from the melting mountain snowpack and rainfall runoff. The 52,000 cfs release will result in a 1.5-foot river stage increase near Bismarck, from 10.5 feet to about 12.0 feet. [Read More]
Published: Jun-18-18

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2018 Civil Works Appropriations

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) work plan for the Army Civil Works program on Thursday, June 7. [Read More]
Published: Jun-11-18

Garrison Dam releases increased

In order to meet the 44,000 cfs release, the Garrison Project initiated releases of 3,000 cfs through its regulating tunnels. This release supplements the 41,000 cfs release through the power plant for a combined release of 44,000 cfs. [Read More]
Published: Jun-08-18

USACE Opens Updated National Levee Database

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today opened the updated National Levee Database (NLD) for public access. The NLD is a living, dynamic information source that provides visualization and search capability on the location and condition of levee systems nationwide. [Read More]
Published: Jun-05-18

Higher than average releases from Missouri River Mainstem projects to continue

Higher-than-average releases from all Missouri River System projects, including Gavins Point, will continue over the next several months. Gavins Point releases will be adjusted, when needed, in response to basin conditions. When necessary, the Corps will reduce releases from the System projects and utilize the available flood control space in the reservoirs, in order to lessen flooding downstream of all the projects. It is important to note that the ability to significantly reduce flood risk along the lower Missouri River diminishes at locations further downstream due to the large uncontrolled drainage area and the travel time from Gavins Point Dam. The 2018 runoff forecast in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, is 34.6 million acre feet (MAF), 136 percent of average. [Read More]
Published: Jun-05-18

USACE increases releases from Fort Peck and Garrison Dams

Releases from Fort Peck and Garrison Dams were increased due to high inflows from rapidly melting mountain snowpack. Garrison Dam releases were stepped up from 37,000 cfs in early May to 39,000 cfs by May 23. Fort Peck Dam releases were gradually increased from 14,000 cfs in mid-May to 17,000 cfs by May 22. The Fort Peck Dam release is higher than the maximum powerhouse release, so releases are being made from both the powerhouse and spillway. Releases from Fort Peck and Garrison are expected to remain at these rates into the summer. [Read More]
Published: May-22-18
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