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Average Garrison Dam releases declining to address downstream ice
Missouri River Basin Water Management
2/29/2024 UPDATED
**Updated to note continued decline in releases toward 16,000 cfs ahead of the forecast schedule.** Fluctuations in temperatures in the Bismarck area have resulted in ice formation on the Missouri...
Dworshak Visitor Center schedule to change in March
AHSAHKA, Idaho – Dworshak Dam Visitor Center is announcing some upcoming temporary closures and cancellations. These closures are to accommodate staff training requirements and attendance at the Big...
Walla Walla District to hold Small Business Industry Day March 19
WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District is hosting a free Industry Day seminar for business owners and representatives on Tuesday, March 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to...
Public invited to meetings scheduled for upcoming Water Control Manual updates
Kansas City District
Updates to Water Control Manuals and reviews of the Water Control Plans for Melvern, Pomona and Hillsdale Dams and Reservoirs will be the subject of a series of public meetings held by the Kansas City...
Flood Resiliency Study team to hold second public outreach meeting in Brunswick, Missouri
Kansas City District
Officials are hosting a public outreach meeting in Brunswick, Missouri, on Monday, March 11, 2024, to discuss progress on the flood resiliency study near Brunswick. The meeting will be hosted by the...
Officials planning to conduct one-day test release at Rathbun Lake
Kansas City District
Officials plan to conduct a one-day test release from Rathbun Lake later this spring. As part of the detailed design process for the Rathbun Lake Fisheries Section 1135 project, the information...
Army Corps refilling Lake Washington for summer
USACE/Seattle District
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials began Lake Washington’s annual summer refill operations Feb. 15. Water managers are targeting a typical annual refill of the lake to elevation 22 feet this...

Feature Stories

Sunken treasure: Fish Attractor Program at Pomme de Terre Lake benefits environment and recreators alike
Kansas City District
On an unseasonably warm day in February, the sun was shining and hardly a cloud could be found in the sky. Staff at Pomme de Terre Lake, along with staff from the Missouri Department of Conservation,...
Army Corps of Engineers publishes proposed rule on protection of historic properties
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works released a proposed rule to remove Appendix C from the United States Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program’s permitting...
Innovative project receives 2023 Department of the Air Force Design Award
Kansas City District
When you hear the word ‘merit’, you probably think of a great achievement or outstanding accomplishment. Both of those things could be used to describe the work of the Whiteman Air Force Base Resident...
First meeting of task force set to address issues in the Kansas River Basin
Kansas City District
This month, a dedicated group of professionals took an important step for the health of Kansas water resources. On Jan. 18, 2024, the Kansas Reservoir Sedimentation Task Force, made up of...
A Christmas Story – kind of…
Northwestern Division
MAUI, Hawaii – When a fire burns hot enough to melt engine blocks and granite countertops, it is at least 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Everything it touches at that point is compromised. So, when it’s...
Missouri River navigation restoration efforts hit major milestone despite challenges
Kansas City District
2024 will mark five years since the historic flood of 2019 in Kansas City and the surrounding region. Water levels on the Missouri River reached heights not seen for decades and caused an estimated...
From Villain to Victor: History of the Bald Eagle Watch
Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Bald eagle watches are a popular winter event in many states with wintering eagle populations. Watches began after eagle populations crashed in the 1960s to share information about challenges...