News Releases

Archive: 2018
  • USACE increases releases from Fort Peck and Garrison Dams

    Releases from Fort Peck and Garrison Dams were increased due to high inflows from rapidly melting mountain snowpack. Garrison Dam releases were stepped up from 37,000 cfs in early May to 39,000 cfs by May 23. Fort Peck Dam releases were gradually increased from 14,000 cfs in mid-May to 17,000 cfs by May 22. The Fort Peck Dam release is higher than the maximum powerhouse release, so releases are being made from both the powerhouse and spillway. Releases from Fort Peck and Garrison are expected to remain at these rates into the summer.
  • Corps welcomes new commander to the Northwestern Division

    At a relinquishment of command ceremony today, Col. Torry A. DiCiro assumed command of the Northwestern Division office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He succeeds Maj. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon who served as commander since July 2015.
  • Lower Columbia River levels to remain high, fast

    Residents and river user along the lower Columbia River can expect higher-than-normal water levels over the next week, according to federal water managers and meteorologists.
  • Missouri River Mainstem projects will maintain higher than average releases

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Missouri River Basin Water Management Division plans to maintain higher-than-average releases from all System projects, including Gavins Point, over the next several months. Due to higher-than-average runoff being forecast in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, we have increased the service level 15,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) above full service to facilitate the evacuation of stored flood waters. The increased service level means that Gavins Point releases may be increased to 42,000 cfs, and possibly higher, as downstream tributary flows recede.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers identifies short-term natural disaster recovery activities

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has announced an initial set of work to be accomplished with a portion of the funding provided for disaster recovery in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law February 9, 2018.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announces receipt of proposals for beneficial use of dredged materials pilot projects

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today announced that it received 94 proposals for beneficial use of dredged material pilot projects pursuant to Section 1122 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, Beneficial Use of Dredged Material.