The Missouri River Mainstem System Master Manual sets the navigation service level for the second half of the year based on the July 1 system storage. The July 1 storage check called for an increase in the service level for navigation flow support, as well as a full, eight-months of support. Flow support, which had been 3,000 cfs below full service from April to June, was increased to full service in July. Flow targets for the second half of the year will now range from 31,000 cfs at Sioux City, Iowa, to 41,000 cfs at Kansas City, Mo. The increase in service level will provide a navigation channel 9 feet deep and 300 feet wide. Detail information can be found at http://www.nwd.usace.army.mil/Media/NewsReleases/tabid/1989/Article/486043/missouri-river-basin-runoff-remains-above-normal-corps-announces-increase-in-na.aspx
WA Ellis is working returning to work as the river levels allow. Initial work is scheduled to be downstream or RM 226.
Government Crews are returning to work as the river levels allow. Initial work is scheduled to be in Rm 74 area.
The MO River 340 canoe race has been rescheduled for 12-15 August. The race runs from Kaw Point, in Kansas City, Kansas to St. Charles, Missouri. The race was originally schedule for 8 – 11 July, but was delayed due to high river levels.
A river reconnaissance by the NWK channel inspector is currently scheduled for the week of 21-25 July.
The Missouri River Basin Water Management (MRBWM) website, http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/ includes current contions, 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