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Navigation Weekly Update

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

Location Date
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


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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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.