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Dry Conditions expected to persist for the Missouri River Basin
1/6/2023
For the 2022 calendar year, Missouri River basin runoff above Sioux City, Iowa totaled 19.3 million acre-feet, 75% of average. This was the 30th lowest annual runoff for the Missouri River Basin in...
Releases from Gavins Point Dam reduced to winter rates
12/6/2022
Flow support for the 2022 Missouri River navigation season ended Nov. 21 as releases were reduced toward winter rates at Gavins Point Dam. “Releases from Gavins Point Dam are being reduced to the...
Gavins Point Dam releases to be reduced to winter release rate in late November
11/4/2022
Six public meetings were held during the week of Oct. 24 to present current hydrologic conditions and the planned operation of the Missouri River mainstem reservoir system for the remainder of 2022...
Drought conditions worsen in upper Missouri River Basin
10/7/2022 UPDATED
The time for the Fort Peck meeting was updated to 11 a.m. Due to scheduling conflicts, the St. Louis meeting has been canceled. September precipitation was once again below average in the Missouri...
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...