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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...
Schedule for Missouri River spring public meetings set
3/22/2022
Spring public meetings to discuss Missouri River Water Management operations and plans are scheduled for April 11-15. Spring public meetings provide a status of mountain snowpack, a runoff forecast...
Below average runoff continues for the upper Missouri River Basin
3/3/2022
“The runoff in February was less than predicted, and we expect the lower-than-average runoff to continue in the coming months,” said John Remus, chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’, Missouri...
Oahe and Big Bend Dams supporting temporary power needs
2/4/2022
Beginning today, releases from Oahe and Big Bend Dams in South Dakota will be increased from a daily average of about 15,000 cfs to about 36,000 cfs, downstream conditions permitting. These releases...
Below average runoff forecast for the upper Missouri River Basin in 2022
2/3/2022
The updated 2022 calendar year runoff forecast for the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, continues to be below average. “Despite January’s runoff being slightly above average, we expect...
Army Civil Works Studies, Projects and Programs to Be Accomplished with Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding
1/19/2022
The U.S. Army announced today the Civil Works studies, projects and programs that the Corps would implement in Fiscal Year 2022 with the $22.81 billion in supplemental funding provided in two recently...

Feature Stories

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2022 Civil Works Appropriations
5/25/2022 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on May 25, 2022. On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed into...
Striking a work-life balance is possible at the Corps
5/24/2022
Working for USACE allows me the satisfaction of being a part of projects that affect the American public, all while still being able to pick my daughter up from school...
District tests emergency flood management equipment in Hamburg
5/17/2022
Recently, local contractors, in coordination with the Omaha District and the Iowa Department of Transportation, performed a trial erection of flood gate panels across Highway 33 leading into Hamburg,...
Docks along the shoreline: The intersection of public and private property
4/27/2022
For those who live along the river, the idea of having a boat dock can be attractive. However, specific laws, rules and procedures go into installing a boat dock, and it’s important to be aware of the...
Corps bracing for another challenging water year in Willamette Basin
4/21/2022
Despite substantial help from recent rain and snow events, Army water managers are bracing for another challenging year as they work to refill 13 Willamette Valley reservoirs for the upcoming...
4 million mouths to feed
4/11/2022
Just below Dworshak Dam, on the shore of the Clearwater River, lies the Dworshak National Fish Hatchery (DNFH). The DNFH raises millions of salmon and steelhead smolts every year to be released into...
Modernizing hydropower on the Snake River
4/6/2022
Hydropower, a clean, renewable and reliable energy source, just became safer for fish and more efficient at generating electricity, thanks to the new turbines at Ice Harbor Lock and Dam on the Snake...