News Releases

Archive: January, 2020
  • Reduced releases from Gavins Point to address water supply concerns

    Releases from Gavins Point Dam will be reduced to 27,000 cubic feet per second on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Since increasing releases to 30,000 cfs on Jan. 7, the total storage at Gavins Point Dam has declined by 124,000 acre feet with the pool elevation dropping from 1207.7 feet to 1201.9 feet. “The pool level fluctuations at Gavins Point Dam have led to concerns that the lower pool level may affect access to water at some municipal water intakes on Lewis and Clark Lake,” said John Remus chief of the Missouri River Water Management Division.
  • Corps issues public service announcement for Missouri River Basin

    Col. John Hudson, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District issued a public service announcement Friday regarding recovery efforts along the Missouri River Basin.
  • Draft Environmental Assessment on Snow and Soil Moisture Monitoring Network in the Upper Missouri River Basin available for comment

    A draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for updating three soil moisture and plains snowpack monitoring stations is currently available for public comment. The EA evaluates the environmental impacts of updating monitoring stations in Brookings, South Dakota; Sheridan, Wyoming; and Bozeman, Montana. Comments must be postmarked or received no later than February 10, 2020.
  • Corps continues preparing reservoir system for 2020 runoff season

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to prepare the Missouri River Mainstem System for the 2020 runoff season. Gavins Point releases will be increased from 27,000 cubic feet per second to 30,000 cfs this week. Gavins Point Dam winter releases normally range between 12,000 and 17,000 cfs. “The higher-than-average winter releases from Gavins Point will continue to empty stored water from the 2019 runoff season,” said John Remus, chief of the Corps’ Missouri River Basin Water Management Division.