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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...
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...