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  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2020 Civil Works Appropriations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on February 10, 2020.
  • President's Fiscal 2021 Budget for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Program released

    The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) includes $5.967 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Preparations to reservoir system continue for 2020 runoff season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to prepare the Missouri River Mainstem System for the 2020 runoff season. Gavins Point releases were increased from 30,000 cubic feet per second to 35,000 cfs this week. Gavins Point Dam winter releases normally range between 12,000 and 17,000 cfs.
  • CRSO EIS - January 2020 Update

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration, as colead agencies, are on track to issue the Columbia River System Operations draft environmental impact statement by the end of February.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation: A Joint Commitment to the Nation’s Water Infrastructure

    Today marks the release of the State of the Infrastructure: A Joint Report by the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This report provides a high-level overview of the infrastructure asset portfolio and related asset management practices, collaboration efforts, and future strategies. Our work is part of the broader effort at all levels of government to manage the Nation’s water resources in a responsible manner.
  • Reduced releases from Gavins Point to address water supply concerns

    Releases from Gavins Point Dam will be reduced to 27,000 cubic feet per second on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Since increasing releases to 30,000 cfs on Jan. 7, the total storage at Gavins Point Dam has declined by 124,000 acre feet with the pool elevation dropping from 1207.7 feet to 1201.9 feet. “The pool level fluctuations at Gavins Point Dam have led to concerns that the lower pool level may affect access to water at some municipal water intakes on Lewis and Clark Lake,” said John Remus chief of the Missouri River Water Management Division.
  • Corps issues public service announcement for Missouri River Basin

    Col. John Hudson, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District issued a public service announcement Friday regarding recovery efforts along the Missouri River Basin.
  • Draft Environmental Assessment on Snow and Soil Moisture Monitoring Network in the Upper Missouri River Basin available for comment

    A draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for updating three soil moisture and plains snowpack monitoring stations is currently available for public comment. The EA evaluates the environmental impacts of updating monitoring stations in Brookings, South Dakota; Sheridan, Wyoming; and Bozeman, Montana. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than February 10, 2020.
  • Corps continues preparing reservoir system for 2020 runoff season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to prepare the Missouri River Mainstem System for the 2020 runoff season. Gavins Point releases will be increased from 27,000 cubic feet per second to 30,000 cfs this week. Gavins Point Dam winter releases normally range between 12,000 and 17,000 cfs. “The higher-than-average winter releases from Gavins Point will continue to empty stored water from the 2019 runoff season,” said John Remus, chief of the Corps’ Missouri River Basin Water Management Division.
  • Corps steps down releases from Gavins Point Dam to winter release rate

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began reducing Gavins Point releases to the winter release rate on Nov. 30. The releases will be stepped down at a rate of 3,000 cubic feet per second per day until they reach 27,000 cfs where they are expected to remain through December. Releases will be reduced to 25,000 cfs in January and remain near that rate for the remainder of the winter. Gavins Point Dam winter releases normally range between 12,000 and 17,000 cfs. Higher-than-average winter releases from the Missouri River Mainstem System projects, including Gavins Point, continue emptying water from the 2019 runoff season still in storage.