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Weekly updated for snowpack and reservoir conditions now available

Missouri River Basin Water Management Division
Published Jan. 24, 2017

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers 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. 

The updates will be updated each Tuesday and will be posted on the main page of the Water Management Website.

The Weekly update is accessible in several ways and at: 

USACE is cooperating with other agencies to acquire plains snow measurements in the upper basin.  Based on the current soil moisture and mountain and plains snowpack conditions, 2017 runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, is forecast to be 25.4 MAF, 100 percent of average although the timing and distribution varies widely based on the snowpack data discussed above.  

Eileen Williamson

Release no. 17-002