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Navigation Weekly Update

Based on the September 1 reservoir system storage, there will be a 10-day extension to the navigation flow support with Gavins Point winter releases of 20,000 cfs. Navigation service at the mouth of the Missouri River will now end on December 10. Both the longer navigation support and the higher winter release will better serve downstream water users during the remainder of the year. Winter releases are normally near 17,000 cfs.

Draft Annual Operating Plan and Fall Public Meetings

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 . Fall public meetings will be held in five cities throughout the basin during the last week of October to discuss and take comments on the proposed operating plan. The public meetings will include a presentation from the Corps regarding 2014 operations and plans for regulating the reservoir system in 2015, followed by a question and answer session. Meeting times and locations are

    Monday, 27 Oct - Fort Peck, MT - Start time:  6 p.m. Fort Peck Interpretative Center, Lower Yellowstone Rd.

    Tuesday, Oct. 28 – Bismarck, ND - Start time:  11 a.m. Bismarck Civic Cente,r 315 S. 5th St.

    Tuesday, Oct. 28 – Pierre, SD - Start time:  6 p.m. Capitol Lake Visitor Center, 500 E. Capitol Ave.

    Wednesday, Oct. 29 – Smithville, Mo. - Start time:  11 a.m. Jerry Litton Visitor Center, 16311 DD Hwy

    Wednesday, Oct. 29 – Council Bluffs, Iowa - Start time:  6 p.m. Western Historic Trails Center, 3434 Richard Downing Ave.

With recent increase in river levels due to intermittent heavy rain, maintenance work delayed at times. Contract work being performed by WA Ellis is taking place near RM 907 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.pd

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.