The excess water stored in the reservoir system has made it possible for the Corps to extend the navigation season by providing higher winter releases. Navigation service at the mouth of the Missouri River will now end on Dec. 10. This operation also will benefit hydropower generation and reduce risks to water intakes during ice formation. Gavins Point Dam winter releases, which are normally near 17,000 cfs, will be scheduled at 19,000 cfs from December through February.
Last Day of Navigation Flow Support
| Sioux City, Iowa
|| Dec. 1
| Omaha, Neb.
|| Dec. 3
| Nebraska City, Neb.
|| Dec. 4
| Kansas City, Mo.
|| Dec. 6
| Mouth near St. Louis, Mo.
|| Dec. 10
The 2014-2015 Draft Annual Operating Plan (AOP) for the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System, has been posted on its website at http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/aop.html .
Contract work being performed by WA Ellis is taking place near RM 307 and work being performed by government crews is taking place near RM 92.
The Missouri River Basin Water Management (MRBWM) website, http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/ includes current conditions, forecast information, reports, copies of Annual Operating Plan information. Corps daily lower river flow and stage forecasts (updated by 11:00 am each morning) can be found at: http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/reports/internal/showrep.cgi?2FLOW1
Corps weekly reservoir forecast (updated every Wednesday afternoon) can be found at: http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/reports/twregfcast.pdf
Missouri River Daily Ice Report http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/reports/icereport.pdf