News Releases

Archive: September, 2019
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers identifies short-term natural disaster recovery activities funded by the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today work that it will accomplish with Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies, Operation and Maintenance, and Mississippi River and Tributaries account funding provided for emergency recovery efforts in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019, Public Law 116-20. The act was signed into law June 6, 2019.
  • Fall public meetings on Missouri River operations set for Oct. 22-25

    Seven public meetings will be conducted throughout the basin Oct. 22-25. The purpose of these meetings is to update the region on current hydrologic conditions and review operation of the mainstem reservoir system. Presenters include staff from the National Weather Service and the USACE Missouri River Water Management Division.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives fees on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 28

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees normally charged at boat launch ramps and swimming beaches at its recreation areas nationwide in recognition of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 28.
  • Corps hosts call to update stakeholders on reservoir storage plans

    Record rains in the Upper Missouri Basin during the first two weeks of September, has prompted changes to releases from the Missouri River Mainstem dams. An ad-hoc conference call was held Monday, Sept. 16, to provide an update to basin stakeholders. About 100 callers representing elected officials, emergency managers, levee sponsors and the media participated on the call.
  • Releases from Gavins Point Dam changing

    Recent rains are bringing more changes to releases from the Missouri River Mainstem System of dams. According to the National Weather Service, rainfall during first two weeks of September have brought between 200 and 600% of normal rainfall over the entire Missouri River Basin. The NWS has issued river several river flood alerts and warnings.  In response to these changing conditions the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning the following changes to the releases at Gavins Point Dam.  Intra-system releases will be adjusted to account for the changes at Gavins Point Dam. 
  • Updated 3-week forecast keeps Gavins Point releases at 70,000 cfs; inter-system adjustments being made

    Increased rainfall over parts of South Dakota in the past few days are causing increased inflows at Fort Randall and coming into Gavins Point from the Niobrara River. To offset some of these inflows, release adjustments are being made at Oahe, Big Bend and Fort Randall Dams.