Based on the September 1 reservoir system storage, there will be a 10-day extension to the navigation flow support 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 support 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
The 2014-2015 Draft Annual Operating Plan (AOP) for the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System, has been posted 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 are
Monday, 27 Oct - Fort Peck, MT - Start time: 6 p.m. Fort Peck Interpretative Center, Lower Yellowstone Rd.
Tuesday, Oct. 28 – Bismarck, ND - Start time: 11 a.m. Bismarck Civic Cente,r 315 S. 5th St.
Tuesday, Oct. 28 – Pierre, SD - Start time: 6 p.m. Capitol Lake Visitor Center, 500 E. Capitol Ave.
Wednesday, Oct. 29 – Smithville, Mo. - Start time: 11 a.m. Jerry Litton Visitor Center, 16311 DD Hwy
Wednesday, Oct. 29 – Council Bluffs, Iowa - Start time: 6 p.m. Western Historic Trails Center, 3434 Richard Downing Ave.
With recent increase in river levels due to intermittent heavy rain, maintenance work delayed at times. Contract work being performed by WA Ellis is taking place near RM 907 and work being performed by government crews is taking place near RM 92.
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.pd