US Army Corps of Engineers
Northwestern Division

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  • Corps reduces Gavins Point releases to winter levels

    Monthly Missouri River Basin Water Management Division report
  • Missouri River Tribes meet in South Dakota

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee met in Rapid City, South Dakota Nov. 17-19. Missouri Basin Tribes participating in MRRIC emphasized several important Tribal needs.
  • Missouri River Committee discusses management alternatives

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee met Nov. 17-19 in Rapid City, South Dakota. The meeting focused on developing the Missouri River Recovery Program Management Plan.
  • Missouri Basin runoff below average in October

    Runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, for the month of October was 0.9 million acre feet, 78 percent of average. The 2015 runoff forecast is 25.0 MAF, 99 percent of average. Average annual runoff is 25.3 MAF.
  • Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee to meet in South Dakota

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee will hold its next quarterly meeting Nov. 17-19 in Rapid City, South Dakota.
  • Missouri Basin runoff slightly below average; draft Annual Operating Plan available for comment

    Runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa for the month of September was just under 1.0 million acre feet (MAF), 84 percent of average. The 2015 runoff forecast is 24.9 MAF, 98 percent of average. Average annual runoff is 25.3 MAF. The total volume of water stored in the Mainstem Reservoir System is currently 59.3 MAF, occupying 3.2 MAF of the 16.3 MAF combined flood control storage zones. The plan is to evacuate all water stored in the flood zones of the reservoirs prior to the start of next year’s runoff season, which typically begins around March 1.
  • 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 Tribes meet in Nebraska

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) met in Omaha, Nebraska, August 25–27. Missouri Basin Tribes participating in MRRIC communicated their desire to ensure that cultural resources were considered during the development of the Missouri River Management Plan and EIS and that the National Historic Preservation Act was not impacted by any decisions made moving forward. Tribal representatives emphasized that the committee should work together on the basis of mutual respect to resolve any issues that may impact tribal lands or their cultural resources. MRRIC members welcomed new representatives from the Crow Nation and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Additionally, the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Oglala Sioux Tribe, and the Fort Peck Tribes participated in the meeting.
  • Missouri River Committee recommends work plan to USACE

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) met August 25–27 in Omaha, Nebraska. The meeting was held at the Embassy Suites Downtown/Old Market. At the meeting, MRRIC reached final consensus on a suite of recommendations regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 Fiscal Year Recovery Program draft annual work plan. In the recommendation, MRRIC requested USACE conduct a formal review of the pallid sturgeon propagation program and asked the Corps to maintain full funding of their Integrated Science Program.
  • Missouri River Committee to hold meeting in Nebraska

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee will be meeting, August 25–27, in Omaha, NE. Public attendance is encouraged, and an opportunity is provided during each daily session for the public to address the Committee and the lead agencies, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, regarding the Missouri River Recovery Program.