US Army Corps of Engineers
Northwestern Division

News Releases

  • Lower Columbia River levels to remain high, fast

    Residents and river user along the lower Columbia River can expect higher-than-normal water levels over the next week, according to federal water managers and meteorologists.
  • Missouri River Mainstem projects will maintain higher than average releases

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Missouri River Basin Water Management Division plans to maintain higher-than-average releases from all System projects, including Gavins Point, over the next several months. Due to higher-than-average runoff being forecast in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, we have increased the service level 15,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) above full service to facilitate the evacuation of stored flood waters. The increased service level means that Gavins Point releases may be increased to 42,000 cfs, and possibly higher, as downstream tributary flows recede.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers identifies short-term natural disaster recovery activities

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has announced an initial set of work to be accomplished with a portion of the funding provided for disaster recovery in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces receipt of proposals for beneficial use of dredged materials pilot projects

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today announced that it received 94 proposals for beneficial use of dredged material pilot projects pursuant to Section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, Beneficial Use of Dredged Material.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supports the administration’s One Federal Decision Memorandum of Understanding

    Washington (April 10, 2018) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fully supports the administration’s One Federal Decision Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed Monday by numerous secretaries of federal agencies, including the Department of the Army.
  • Missouri River public meetings scheduled for April 17-19 throughout basin

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Missouri River Basin Water Management Division will be conducting five public meetings throughout the basin April 17-19. The purpose of these meetings is to update the region on current hydrologic conditions and the planned operation of the mainstem reservoir system during the coming months. The 2018 runoff forecast in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, is 30.2 million acre feet (MAF), 119 percent of average according to the Corps. “The updated forecast increased slightly from last month due to the continued accumulation of mountain and plains snowpack in the upper basin,” said John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division. “Based on the current plains and mountain snowpack and precipitation outlooks, runoff into the Fort Peck and Garrison reservoirs is expected to be above average from March through August,” said Remus. For comparison, the 2017 runoff was 29.6 MAF, 117 percent of average.
  • Spring fish operations begin on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began implementing its 2018 Spring Fish Operations Plan at the four lower Snake River dams today. The 2018 plan includes operations for the spring fish passage season at the lower Snake and lower Columbia River projects, utilizing tools such as spill, river flow and water level adjustments, bypass operations, and transportation of juvenile fish from Lower Granite, Little Goose, and Lower Monumental dams.
  • Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee focuses on recovery strategic plan

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee held the first meeting of its 10th anniversary year here March 27-29. This was the committee’s 40th meeting since it was established by the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 and chartered in 2008.
  • MRRIC Tribal members focus on recovery strategic plan

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee held the first meeting of its 10th anniversary year here March 27-29. Tribes were represented by Pascha Enzi, Osage Nation; Tim Grant, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Randy Teboe, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; Elizabeth Wakeman, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe; and Shannon Wright, Ponca Tribe.
  • Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee to Meet in Omaha

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) will hold its 40th meeting March 27-29, 2018. The meeting will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Omaha Downtown, 1616 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68102, beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, and concluding at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29.