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Missouri River Water Management

Missouri River Water Management News

Drought conditions driving lowered runoff forecast
5/6/2021
Very dry conditions in April resulted in very low runoff in the upper Missouri River Basin. The upper Basin runoff was 44% of average, which was the 9th driest April in 123 years of record. The...
2021 runoff forecast remains below average; Virtual spring public meetings April 6
4/6/2021
Reservoir inflows in the Missouri River basin above Sioux City, Iowa (upper Basin) were well-below average in March. The updated 2021 upper Basin runoff forecast is 21.3 million acre-feet (MAF), 83%...
Mississippi River Commission and Corps of Engineers tour Missouri River
4/5/2021
Leaders from The Mississippi River Commission along with leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers toured the Missouri River Mar. 29 – Apr. 1. Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, chief of engineers and...
Missouri River virtual spring public meetings to be held April 6
3/25/2021
The Missouri River Water Management Division invites the public to participate in one of two virtual public meetings scheduled for April 6. The meetings will take place at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. central...
2021 runoff forecast remains below average; Virtual spring public meeting set for April 6
3/4/2021 UPDATED
*** Updated to add links to schedule for virtual public meetings *** Reservoir inflows in the Missouri River basin above Sioux City, Iowa (upper Basin) were well-below average in February. The 2021...
Gavins Point releases increased slightly ahead of colder temperatures
2/5/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased Gavins Point releases from 17,000 cubic feet per second to 19,000 cfs at noon Friday. The National Weather Service’s forecast indicates the lower Missouri...
Below average runoff forecast for the upper Missouri River Basin in 2021
2/4/2021 UPDATED
**Updated to correct errors in hydropower table.** The updated 2021 calendar year runoff forecast for the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, continues to be below average. “Despite runoff...

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