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Dry Conditions expected to persist for the Missouri River Basin
1/6/2022
The 2021 calendar year runoff summation for the Missouri River basin above Sioux City, Iowa was 15.2 million acre-feet, 59% of average. The ongoing drought shows no relief in sight and the U.S. Army...
Gavins Point Dam releases reduced to winter release rate
12/6/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began reducing the Gavins Point releases to the winter release rate on Nov. 23, marking the end of flow support for the 2021 Missouri River navigation season...
Record of Decision signed for Fort Peck Dam Environmental Impact Statement
11/19/2021
Col. Geoff Van Epps, Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division, signed a Record of Decision for the Fort Peck Dam test releases Environmental Impact Statement on Nov. 12. “We are...
Gavins Point Dam releases to be reduced in late November
11/5/2021
“We will continue to make releases from Gavins Point Dam to provide flow support at an intermediate service level, 1,500 cubic feet per second (cfs) less than full service, through the end of the...
Dry conditions persist in Upper Missouri River Basin; Public meetings set for Oct. 25-29
10/12/2021
September precipitation was once again below average in the Missouri River Basin. September runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa (upper Basin) was 0.8 million acre-feet, 67% of...
Winter Gavins Point releases will be at minimum rates
9/3/2021 UPDATED
Updated: Fort Peck release reductions was incorrectly reported as Sept 6 and has been corrected to Sept. 16. Drought conditions, particularly in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa (upper...
Drought conditions persist in the upper Missouri River Basin
8/5/2021
Drought conditions continue to impact the upper Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa (upper Basin). July runoff in the upper Basin was 34% of average. July runoff above Fort Peck Dam was the...

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