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Average Garrison Dam releases declining to address downstream ice
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...
Below average runoff forecast for the upper Missouri River Basin in 2024
2/6/2024
The updated 2024 calendar year runoff forecast for the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, continues to be below average. January runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City was 0.4...
Dry conditions expected to persist for the Missouri River Basin
1/5/2024
For the 2023 calendar year, Missouri River Basin runoff above Sioux City, Iowa totaled 30.4 million acre-feet (MAF), 118% of average. Despite the above average runoff last year, the U.S. Army Corps of...
Now Available: Final 2023-2024 Missouri River Operating Plan
12/27/2023
The Final Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System Annual Operating Plan for the 2023-2024 runoff season is now available.This Annual Operating Plan (AOP) presents the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’...
Gavins Point Dam releases reduced to winter release rate
12/6/2023
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began reducing the Gavins Point releases to the winter release rate on November 23 with the navigation flow support season ending on December 1 at St. Louis, MO...
Missouri River fall meetings scheduled for December 13
11/28/2023
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting in Poplar, Montana, Dec. 13 to share information about USACE’s operation of the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System.Public meetings are...
Gavins Point Dam releases to be reduced to winter release rate
11/6/2023
Gavins Point Dam releases will be reduced in late November as flow support to navigation ends. Releases are currently 32,000 cubic feet per second. “We will continue to make releases from Gavins Point...