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Navigation Weekly Update

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

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

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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.