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Fort Peck fall release reductions start
9/28/2022
Planned release reductions from Fort Peck Dam will begin the end of this week. The release schedule for Sept. 28 is 8,000 cubic feet per second and will be stepped down to 4,000 cfs by Oct. 2...
Fort Peck fall release reductions delayed
9/16/2022
Planned release reductions from Fort Peck Dam will be delayed until the end of September, due to the ongoing drought and recent extremely dry weather in eastern Montana...
Army Corps of Engineers waives fees and invites volunteers to participate in National Public Lands Day, Sept. 24
9/12/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of...
Gavins Point Winter Releases Will be at Minimum Rates
9/7/2022
Drought conditions in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, continued throughout the month of August. Per the Master Manual and the September 1 System storage check, winter releases from...
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...

Feature Stories

Learning alongside each other: Kansas City District ERDC-U graduates
9/26/2022
Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District employees recently graduated from a six-month program called ERDC University on Sept. 15, 2022, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, through the U.S. Army...
Never forget my roots: Alfredo Rodriguez, civil engineer
9/26/2022
At the age of 24, Alfredo Rodriguez moved from Bogotá, Colombia, to the U.S. to start a whirlwind adventure that would take him around the country and lead him full circle to the U.S. Army Corps of...
Setting a drought on fire
9/23/2022
Picture this – it’s July and the temperatures are in the high 90s. Weeds and grasses are mature. You see smoke on a hill in the distance – smoke means fire. You worry because prairie fires can get out...
Exploring the USACE Walla Walla District: An Engineering Student’s Journey
9/20/2022
“I’ve always thought that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was all about hydropower. I didn’t think there was too much to it.”...
New fish ladder planned for the Mill Creek Diversion Dam
9/7/2022
The Mill Creek Channel is getting an update...
USACE, USBR celebrate completion of Lower Yellowstone joint construction project
8/18/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation co-hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony in July to celebrate the completion of the fish bypass channel and structural weir...
Kansas City District’s Alexander continues ERDC University Project
8/16/2022
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District’s Jesseca Alexander is half-way through her major research project with the U.S Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) six-month...