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  • Missouri Basin runoff near average; Corps sets fall public meeting dates

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Basin Water Management Division reports runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, for August was 1.5 million acre feet (MAF), 108 percent of normal. The 2015 runoff forecast is 25.0 MAF, 99 percent of average. Average annual runoff is 25.2 MAF. System storage peaked in early July at 61.9 MAF, occupying 36 percent of the available flood storage.
  • Corps of engineers updates region on basin conditions

    he U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to monitor snowpack levels across the Columbia River Basin. “Currently, levels are well below normal for this time of year, so we’re seeing lower than normal river flows throughout the system,” said Steve Barton, Chief of the Corps’ Water Management Division. Basin snow below 5,000 feet in the United States is either already gone or is melting ahead of normal.
  • Missouri River runoff half of average in April; Corps continues water conservation measures

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Basin Water Management Division reports April runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, was 1.5 million acre feet (MAF), 52 percent of normal. The 2015 runoff forecast in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, has decreased 1 MAF from last month to 19.3 MAF, 76 percent of normal. Average annual runoff is 25.2 MAF.