During the winter, the Corps will closely monitor conditions throughout the basin and make reservoir regulation adjustments to lessen the impact of river ice formation. Gavins Point Dam releases averaged 38,300 cfs for the month of November. Flows were reduced to 17,000 cfs between Dec. 1 and 8. All winter releases will be made through the powerhouse.
The annual Northwestern USACE Navigation meeting will be held on 10 February 2015. http://www.nwd.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Navigation/MissouriRiverNavigatorsMeeting.aspx
The USCG is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System study for the Missouri River. The Waterways Analysis and Management System 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/
Contract work being performed by WA Ellis is taking place near RM 212. Work will continue as river conditions allow.
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