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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.
  • 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).
  • 2016 RUNOFF FORECAST BELOW NORMAL; SPRING MEETINGS TO BE HELD APRIL 12–14

    OMAHA, Neb. – Runoff in the Missouri River Basin aboveSioux City, Iowa, was 1.9 million acre feet
  • 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.
  • October runoff in the upper Missouri River Basin is second highest on record; Draft AOP public comment period closes Nov. 15

    Omaha, Neb. — October runoff into the Missouri River basin above Sioux City, Iowa, was 2.8 million