US Army Corps of Engineers
Northwestern Division

News Releases

  • Tribal Members of MRRIC Continue Review of Draft EIS, Recommend Extended Review

    MRRIC met in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 31-Feb. 2 to discuss the Missouri River Recovery Program’s (MRRP) draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan-Environmental Impact Statement that was released in December by the Corps. An accompanying Adaptive Management (AM) Plan serves as the framework for implementing action described in the EIS. Seven Tribes from the Missouri River Basin were represented.
  • Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee Reviews Draft EIS, Recommends Extended Review

    MRRIC met in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 31-Feb. 2 to discuss the MRRP draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan-Environmental Impact Statement that was released in December by the Corps. An accompanying Adaptive Management Plan serves as the framework for implementing action described in the EIS.
  • Updated snowpack and reservoir conditions for week of Jan. 31 now available

    Each Tuesday, the Missouri River Water Management Division will provide weekly updates on plains and mountain snowpack and mainstem reservoir conditions. “We are committed to providing everyone the most up-to-date information regarding snowpack and reservoir conditions,” said Jody Farhat, Chief of the Corps’ Missouri River Basin Water Management Division (MRBWMD). The updates are posted on the main page of the MRBWMD website: http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/, under “Weekly Update – Winter/Spring 2017”.
  • Public Meeting for draft MRRMP-EIS scheduled in Pierre, SD, Feb. 9

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting on the draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center, Galleria B&C, 920 West Sioux Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501, from 5-8:45 p.m.
  • Public Meeting for draft MRRMP-EIS scheduled in Bismarck, ND, Feb. 8

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting on the draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Bismarck State College-National Energy Center of Excellence, Bavendick Ballroom #415, 1500 Edwards Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58506, from 5-8:45 p.m.
  • Public Meeting for draft MRRMP-EIS scheduled in Fort Peck, MT, Feb. 7

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting on the draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (MRRMP-EIS) on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Fort Peck Interpretive Center, Yellowstone Road, Fort Peck, MT 59223, from 5-8:45 p.m.
  • Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee to meet in Kansas City

    Omaha, Neb. - MRRIC will hold its 36th meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2017. The meetings are open to the public; members of the public will have an opportunity during each daily session to address the committee and the lead federal agencies – the Corps and the Fish and Wildlife Service – regarding the Missouri River Recovery Program.
  • Weekly updated for snowpack and reservoir conditions now available

    The U.S Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is providing weekly updates on plains and mountain snowpack and mainstem reservoir conditions on their website. “Some areas of the upper basin, specifically central North Dakota and northwestern South Dakota, are experiencing significant plains snowpack this winter. As the plains and mountain snowpack accumulation periods continue this winter and early spring, we want to provide everyone the most up-to-date information regarding snowpack and reservoir conditions,” said Jody Farhat, Chief of the Corps’ Missouri River Basin Water Management Division (MRBWMD).
  • Reservoir system prepared for 2017 runoff season; Missouri Basin runoff near average for 2016

    The full flood control capacity of the Missouri River mainstem reservoir system is available for the 2017 runoff season, according to the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Missouri River Water Management Division. All 2016 stored flood water was evacuated from the reservoir system as of December 18, when the total volume stored in the Mainstem Reservoir System reached 56.1 million acre-feet (MAF). “Due to the complete evacuation of the reservoir system, Gavins Point releases were reduced from 18,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to the normal winter rate of 17,000 cfs on January 5. Basin conditions will continue to be monitored and reservoir releases adjusted as needed throughout the winter in preparation for the 2017 runoff season”, said Jody Farhat, Chief of the Missouri River Water Management Division. “The entire flood control capacity of the Mainstem Reservoir System stands ready to capture spring runoff, reducing flood risk while providing support to other authorized project purposes.”
  • Draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and EIS available for public comment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City and Omaha Districts, announce six public meetings to be held in conjunction with the release of the Draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement. The Notice of Availability will be published in the Federal Register on Dec. 23, 2016; the public comment period will run Dec. 23, 2016-Feb. 24, 2017. The public meetings will be held Feb. 7-9, 2017, and Feb. 14-16, 2017.