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Missouri River Basin drought conditions persist
8/3/2022
While the Missouri River basin has seen improved runoff for two consecutive months, it is not enough to overcome the long-term drought persisting in much of the basin. July runoff in the Missouri...
June’s improved runoff not enough for Missouri River basin drought
7/6/2022
Despite improved runoff in June, water conservation measures will continue for the second half of the navigation flow support season based on the July 1 Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System...
John Day Dam storing water to minimize lower Columbia River flooding
6/12/2022
Federal water managers are changing release and storage schedules at several Pacific Northwest dams because of a late season and strong atmospheric river that began June 9. Significant amounts of...
Below average runoff forecasts for upper Missouri River Basin continue
6/8/2022
Runoff continues to be below average in the upper Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa. Below-normal precipitation, dry soil conditions in the western portions of the basin, and...
Army Corps updates Safe Lockage Policy for recreational vessels on Columbia, Snake rivers
5/27/2022 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has put the following guidelines in place for the continued safe passage of recreational craft through the navigation locks at McNary, John Day, The Dalles, and...
Drought conditions persist throughout the Missouri River Basin
5/5/2022
Dry conditions in April resulted in well-below average runoff in the upper Missouri River Basin. April runoff was 1.5 million acre-feet, which is 51% of average. The updated 2022 upper Basin runoff...
Upper Missouri River basin forecast runoff remains well below normal; water conservation measures continue
4/4/2022
Reservoir inflows in the Missouri River basin above Sioux City, Iowa, were well-below average in March. The March runoff of 1.5 million acre-feet (MAF) was 48% of average for the month. The updated...

Feature Stories

Uncovering the past: Mastodon jaw found on Corps land
8/5/2022
It was windy, and the little boat bounced on whitecaps as it crossed the Columbia River. On May 9, Walla Walla District archeologists and natural resource management staff were heading out to meet...
Opportunities and Support Abound at the Corps
7/29/2022 UPDATED
Working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is like “getting into the gates of heaven.”...
Feral Hog Elimination at Missouri Lakes
7/28/2022
When it comes to invasive species, it can be hard to find success stories. The Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership is bucking that trend and seeing success in eliminating feral hogs from...
Coordinated action critical to preventing flooding in Portland, Vancouver
7/26/2022
PORTLAND, Ore. – Coordinated operations of storage reservoirs across the Columbia Basin reduced water levels by nine feet near Portland and Vancouver in mid-June preventing additional flood damage...
Kansas City District embraces sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives
7/1/2022
The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed several solar field projects that greatly contribute to the sustainability and energy efficiency initiatives at the Wilson Lake Project...
Corps trains for ‘Super Bowl of disasters’
6/24/2022
The Corps of Engineers' Northwestern Division led a regional exercise June 14-16 to prepare its teams of emergency planners, operators, and engineers for the possibility of a severe earthquake from...
Omaha District leaders visit Fort Randall Dam to discuss multi-million-dollar construction contract
6/24/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with Voith Hydro North America, held a major unit rehabilitation partnering meeting to discuss a collaboration on the Ft. Randall hydropower plant...