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At midnight Monday (end of Monday/beginning of Tuesday) USACE Reservoir Control in Omaha increased releases from 17 kcfs to 20 kcfs.  At midnight Tuesday we increased to 23 kcfs.  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

The USCG is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study for the Missouri River. The WAMS study was implemented to ensure a complete and organized process for matching waterway attributes and services, most significantly the aids to navigation system, with user needs. The Missouri River study includes the navigable waters from Sioux City, Iowa to St. Louis, Mo. and specifically targets the navigation channel, marking of the navigation channel, and commerce. The studies are conducted periodically to better understand the user’s needs and facilitate safe and effective waterways. Any interested company or individual wishing to submit comments on existing or additional aids to navigation in this area, participate in a user survey, or receive further information can do so via the user survey.  http://www.uscg.mil/d8/sectumr/Prevention/docs/USER%20SURVEY%20FOR%20THE%20MISSOURI%20RIVER.pdf

The completed questionnaire must be submitted no later than April 10, 2015. Information on how to submit the completed survey is detailed on the survey questionnaire. For more information go to http://www.uscg.mil/d8/sectumr/Prevention/docs/Waterways%20Analysis%20and%20Management%20System%20study%20for%20the%20Missouri%20River.doc

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 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!

www.facebook.com/MORiverNavigation

 

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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.