US Army Corps of Engineers
Northwestern Division

News Releases

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Releases Work Plan for Fiscal 2018 Civil Works Appropriations

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) work plan for the Army Civil Works program on Thursday, June 7.
  • Garrison Dam releases increased

    In order to meet the 44,000 cfs release, the Garrison Project initiated releases of 3,000 cfs through its regulating tunnels. This release supplements the 41,000 cfs release through the power plant for a combined release of 44,000 cfs.
  • USACE Opens Updated National Levee Database

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today opened the updated National Levee Database (NLD) for public access. The NLD is a living, dynamic information source that provides visualization and search capability on the location and condition of levee systems nationwide.
  • Higher than average releases from Missouri River Mainstem projects to continue

    Higher-than-average releases from all Missouri River System projects, including Gavins Point, will continue over the next several months. Gavins Point releases will be adjusted, when needed, in response to basin conditions. When necessary, the Corps will reduce releases from the System projects and utilize the available flood control space in the reservoirs, in order to lessen flooding downstream of all the projects. It is important to note that the ability to significantly reduce flood risk along the lower Missouri River diminishes at locations further downstream due to the large uncontrolled drainage area and the travel time from Gavins Point Dam. The 2018 runoff forecast in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, is 34.6 million acre feet (MAF), 136 percent of average.
  • CRSO EIS - Public Update Webinar

    An update webinar/conference call on developing the draft Environmental Impact Statement
  • USACE increases releases from Fort Peck and Garrison Dams

    Releases from Fort Peck and Garrison Dams were increased due to high inflows from rapidly melting mountain snowpack. Garrison Dam releases were stepped up from 37,000 cfs in early May to 39,000 cfs by May 23. Fort Peck Dam releases were gradually increased from 14,000 cfs in mid-May to 17,000 cfs by May 22. The Fort Peck Dam release is higher than the maximum powerhouse release, so releases are being made from both the powerhouse and spillway. Releases from Fort Peck and Garrison are expected to remain at these rates into the summer.
  • Corps welcomes new commander to the Northwestern Division

    At a relinquishment of command ceremony today, Col. Torry A. DiCiro assumed command of the Northwestern Division office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He succeeds Maj. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon who served as commander since July 2015.
  • 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.