Based on the September 1 reservoir system storage, there will be a 10-day extension to the navigation season 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 season 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
In late September, the Corps will post the 2014-2015 Draft Annual Operating Plan (AOP) for the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System 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 will be announced in a future news release when additional details become available.
WA Ellis is working at approximately RM 275, between Waverly and Miami Missouri. This work continues the 2011 flood repair efforts.
Government Crews are working as the river levels allow. Work is currently scheduled in the area of RM 90, near Hermann, MO. This work is part of the annual maintenance effort.
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