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Our daily forecast is located at the following links:

            Daily lower river flow and stage forecasts (updated by 11:00 am each morning):

            Flows:  http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/reports/internal/showrep.cgi?2FLOW1

            Stages:  http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/reports/internal/showrep.cgi?3STAG1

The current USACE plan is to meet navigation targets from Nebraska City downstream to the mouth through the entire navigation season (April 1 - November 1 at the mouth) and meet targets upstream of Nebraska City when there is traffic in those reaches.

Target locations and flow targets for the first half of the season (April 1 - July 1):

    Sioux City - 31 kcfs

    Omaha - 31 kcfs

    Nebraska City - 37 kcfs

    Kansas City - 41 kcfs

Flow targets for the second half of the season will be based on the July 1 System storage check.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the USACE Reservoir Control Center at (402) 996-3860.

Presentation from Northwestern Divisions USACE Navigation meeting held on 10 February 2015. Can be found at http://www.nwd.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Navigation/MissouriRiverNavigatorsMeeting.aspx

Opportunistic commercial navigation has started on the lower Missouri River in advance of the normal start of spring flow support from Gavins Point.

Government floating plant equipment is down for annual winter maintenance.

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 weekly reservoir forecast (updated every Wednesday afternoon) can be found at: http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/reports/twregfcast.pdf

Missouri River Navigation Charts

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Missouri River Paper Navigation Charts have been updated and are available in digital format at the link(s) below. The full book is available as a single download or single sheets are available. Electronic navigation charts for the Missouri are available at http://www.agc.army.mil/echarts in the S-57 format.

Contact Us

Missouri River Area Office

790 East 224 Highway

Napoleon, MO 64074

(816) 240-8131

email: MissouriRiverAreaOffice@usace.army.mil

Daily Gages and Barge Traffic can be found on our Facebook page!



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Need to Know

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The Missouri River Area Office is open between the hours of 7:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Our boat ramp is available during hours of operation. This office is not open on Federal Holidays or weekends.