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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...
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...
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...
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...