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  • Missouri Basin Runoff Below Average in July

    July runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, was 2.3 million acre feet (MAF), 69 percent of average, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). This follows a June runoff that was 74 percent of average. The 2016 calendar year runoff forecast is 22.7 MAF, which is 89 percent of the historic average. The total volume of water stored in the Mainstem Reservoir System is currently 59.4 MAF, occupying 3.3 MAF of the 16.3 MAF combined flood control storage zones. “System storage peaked on June 22 at 60.1 MAF and is gradually declining. The water currently stored in the annual flood control zone will be released during the remainder of the year to serve navigation, water supply and other downstream purposes and will be completely evacuated prior to the start of next year’s runoff season,” said Jody Farhat, chief of the Corps’ Missouri River Basin Water Management Division.
  • June Runoff Below Average in Missouri River Basin

    OMAHA, Neb. – June runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, was 4.1 million acre
  • MAY RUNOFF ABOVE AVERAGE IN MISSOURI RIVER BASIN

    OMAHA, Neb. – Runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, was 4.5 million acre feet
  • Missouri River Implementation Committee to Meet in Omaha

    Omaha, Neb. – The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) willhold its 33rd meeting
  • Gavins Point Releases Reduced to Lessen Downstream Flooding

    OMAHA, Neb. – Runoff in the Missouri River Basin aboveSioux City, Iowa, was 2.6 million acre feet
  • Corps determines Kennewick Man is Native American

    Release:ForImmediate Release:April 27, 2016Contact:           Michael CoffeyU.S. ArmyCorps of
  • MISSOURI BASIN RUNOFF WELL BELOW AVERAGE IN MARCH; SPRING PUBLIC MEETINGS TO BE HELD APRIL 12–14

    OMAHA, Neb. – Runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, was 1.8 million acre feet (MAF) during March, only 60 percent of average, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps).
  • 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.
  • Missouri River runoff below normal in July

    Runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, for the month of July was 2.7 million acre feet (MAF), 81 percent of normal. The 2015 runoff forecast is 25.0 MAF, 99 percent of normal. Average annual runoff is 25.2 MAF. The total volume of water stored in the Mainstem Reservoir System is currently 61.3 MAF, occupying 5.2 MAF of the 16.3 MAF combined flood control storage zones. System storage peaked on July 9 at 61.9 MAF and is gradually declining. The water currently stored in the annual flood control zone will be released during the remainder of the year to serve navigation, water supply and other downstream purposes and will be completely evacuated prior to the start of next year’s runoff season.
  • 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.