News Releases

Archive: June, 2015
  • Corps seeks stakeholder involvement in Missouri River committee

    Applications for stakeholders interested in Missouri River recovery activities are being requested by the Commander of the Northwestern Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fill vacant stakeholder member positions on the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC). MRRIC is a collaborative forum for Missouri River Basin stakeholders, states and Tribes to come together and develop a shared vision and comprehensive plan for Missouri River recovery.
  • Corps gears up for transition to summer fish operations

    This month the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will transition to summer operations for fish. Beginning on June 16, USACE will begin summer spill for fish at Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day and McNary dams while the lower Snake River dams will transition to summer spill operations on June 21.
  • 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.
  • Corps reports above normal May runoff in the Missouri River Basin; drought conditions improve in upper basin

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Basin Water Management Division reports May runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, was 3.7 million acre feet (MAF), 110 percent of normal. The 2015 runoff forecast has increased to 22.5 MAF, 89 percent of normal. Average annual runoff is 25.2 MAF.