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Fall public meetings on Missouri River operations set for Oct. 22-25

Northwestern Division
Published Sept. 24, 2019
Public Meetings are held each spring and fall across the Missouri River basin.

Public Meetings are held each spring and fall across the Missouri River basin. Fall public meetings provide an update on current year's runoff and reservoir operations as well as planned operations for the next year's runoff season. The Annual Operating Plan for the next year's runoff season is released for public comment in September, presented at the public meetings and finalized at the end of the calendar year. Spring public meetings provide a status of mountain snowpack, a runoff forecast for the year, and how operations during the runoff year will meet the authorized purposes for the Missouri River Mainstem System.

Twice a year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Missouri River Basin Water Management Division hosts public meetings to discuss the Missouri River Mainstem System, upper basin runoff, and reservoir operations. The fall public meetings are scheduled for Oct. 22-25 across the Missouri River Basin.

Fall public meetings provide a status of runoff conditions and impacts to operations for the Missouri River Mainstem System. Presenters include staff from the National Weather Service and the USACE Missouri River Water Management Division.

The fall public meeting schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Oct. 22 - Fort Peck, Montana

  • Start time: 11:00 a.m. MT
  • Fort Peck Interpretative Center
  • Lower Yellowstone Rd.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 - Bismarck, North Dakota

  • Start time: 6:00 p.m. CT
  • Bismarck State College, National Energy Center of Excellence (NECE) Bldg.15, Rm 304
  • 1200 Schafer Street, Bismarck ND

Wednesday, Oct. 23 – Fort Pierre, South Dakota

  • Start time: 10:00 a.m. CT
  • Casey Tibbs Conference Center
  • 210 Verendrye Drive

Wednesday, Oct. 23 – Sioux City, Iowa

  • Start time: 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
  • Betty Strong Encounter Center
  • 900 Larsen Park Rd.

Thursday, Oct. 24 - Smithville, Missouri

  • Start time: 11:00 a.m. CT
  • Paradise Point Golf Course
  • 18212 Golf Course Rd

Thursday, Oct. 24 – Nebraska City, Nebraska

  • Start time: 5:00 p.m. CT
  • Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm
  • 2700 Sylvan Road
  • Nebraska City, NE 68410

Friday, Oct. 25 - Jefferson City, Missouri

  • Start time: 1:00 p.m. CT
  • Capitol Plaza Hotel
  • 415 West McCarty St

Eileen Williamson

Release no. 19-063