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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...
USACE implements drought conservation measures
7/8/2021
Water conservation measures were enacted for the second half of the navigation flow support season based on the July 1 Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System storage, per the guidelines outlined in...
Missouri River navigation support; full-length season, reduced service levels
7/1/2021
The Missouri River Water Management Division will reduce navigation flow support beginning today for the second half of the navigation flow support season. “We continue to monitor conditions...
Upper basin runoff forecast continues to be below average
6/3/2021 UPDATED
After our June communication materials were sent, we received a few calls from the public seeking clarification on planned releases from Gavins Point Dam. The press release has been updated to...
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%...

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