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  • Corps incorporating draft MRRMP EIS public comments, preparing biological assessment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing comments received regarding the draft Missouri River Recovery Program-Environmental Impact Statement as it moves toward preparing a final EIS which is anticipated to be released in summer 2018. “Public comments are a crucial element in developing the final EIS and record of decision,” said Maj. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, commanding general, Northwestern Division, USACE.
  • Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee to Meet in Sioux Falls

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) will hold its 37th meeting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, May 23-25, 2017. The meeting will be at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, 1101 N. West Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104, beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, and concluding at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25. The draft MRRIC meeting agenda can be found online at
  • Missouri Basin runoff below average in August; corps to hold public meetings in early October

    OMAHA, Neb. – August runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, was 1.0 million acre

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