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  • Reservoir system prepared for 2018 runoff season

    All 2017 stored flood waters were evacuated from the Missouri River mainstem reservoir system (System) as of January 15, when the total volume stored in the System reached 56.1 million acre-feet (MAF), according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Missouri River Water Management Division. “The System stands ready to capture spring runoff, reducing flood risk while providing support to other authorized project purposes,” said John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts Adaptive Management Workshop

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee will hold an Adaptive Management Workshop in Nebraska City Feb. 6-8. The workshop will be at the Lied Lodge, 2700 Sylvan Road, Nebraska City, NE 68410, beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, and concluding at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7. The workshop will be followed by Bird, Fish, and Human Considerations team meetings on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • Preparing system for upcoming runoff season; Near normal runoff forecast for 2018

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is continuing to prepare the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System (System) for the upcoming runoff season. Current Gavins Point Dam releases are 21,500 cubic feet per second (cfs). Gavins Point Dam winter releases normally range between 12,000 and 17,000 cfs. The total volume of water stored in the System is currently 56.3 million acre-feet (MAF), occupying 0.2 MAF of the 16.3 MAF combined flood control storage zones. Based on current soil moisture conditions, plains and mountain snowpack, the 2018 calendar year runoff forecast is 26.6 MAF above Sioux City, IA, 105 percent of average. Average annual runoff is 25.3 MAF.