Missouri Basin Water Management Annual Operating Plan (AOP) information is available. The briefing slides prepared for the cancelled Oct 2013 public meetings are available at the following link
The link to full Missouri River Mainstem System Draft 2013-2014 AOP is
Water management is accepting comments unit 15 Nov. They can be e-mailed to Missouri.Water.Management@nwd02.usace.army.mil or mailed directly to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division
Attn: Missouri River Water Management
1616 Capitol Ave, Suite 365
Omaha, NE 68102
The final AOP is to be released in December of 2013.
This winter's plan is to begin Gavins Point release reductions on November 23rd at a rate of 3,000 cfs per day. Once 15,000 cfs is reached, there will be a pause and maintain that release for 5-6 days so river conditions can be assessed. Releases will then step down releases at rate of 1,000 cfs/day, pausing for a few days each time, until reaching 12,000 cfs. This is outlined in the weekly reservoir forecast (5.c.) and will be shown on the daily forecast in the next week or two (GAPT and GAPF = Gavins Point). Some of the key website links are:
The MRBWM website: http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/
Corps daily lower river flow and stage forecasts (updated by 11:00 am each morning):
Corps weekly reservoir forecast (updated every Wednesday afternoon): http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/reports/twregfcast.pdf
River ice information (updated every morning, Mon-Fri): http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/reports/icereport.pdf
Due to impending reductions in flow both contractor and government crews will be working through approximately 22 November on structure maintenance. These crews will then return to winter harbor locations.