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Navigation Weekly Update

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

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

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!

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.