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  • Scoping Comment Period Extended for Columbia River System Operations EIS

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Bonneville Power Administration are extending the public scoping comment period for the Columbia River System Operations Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) by 3 weeks. The previous comment period deadline was Jan. 17, 2017, and will now be extended to Feb. 7, 2017.
  • Astoria CRSO public scoping meeting rescheduled for early January

    Astoria CRSO public scoping meeting rescheduled for early January
  • Draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and EIS available for public comment

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City and Omaha Districts, announce six public meetings to be held in conjunction with the release of the Draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement. The Notice of Availability will be published in the Federal Register on Dec. 23, 2016; the public comment period will run Dec. 23, 2016-Feb. 24, 2017. The public meetings will be held Feb. 7-9, 2017, and Feb. 14-16, 2017.
  • Federal agencies postpone Astoria public scoping meeting for Columbia River System Operations EIS

    Federal agencies postpone Astoria public scoping meeting for Columbia River System Operations EIS
  • Federal agencies postpone Astoria public scoping meeting for Columbia River System Operations EIS

    Federal agencies postpone Astoria public scoping meeting for Columbia River System Operations EIS
  • Gavins Point Dam releases reduced to winter levels; Missouri Basin runoff near average for 2016

    The US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) reduced releases from Gavins Point Dam in late November to the winter release rate, marking the end of flow support for the 2016 navigation season. “Releases from Gavins Point Dam were reduced over a 3-day period from 25,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 18,000 cfs,” said Jody Farhat, Chief of the Missouri River Water Management Division. “Releases are expected to range between 17,000 cfs and 18,000 cfs this winter, but will be adjusted as needed to evacuate the remainder of water stored in the annual flood control zone prior to the start of the next year’s runoff season.” Based on the September 1 system storage, Gavins Point Dam winter releases will be at least 17,000 cfs. During the winter, the Corps will closely monitor conditions throughout the basin and will adjust releases to lessen the impact of river ice formation on water intakes along the lower river to the extent possible.