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  • Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee to meet in South Dakota

    OMAHA, Neb. - The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee will hold its next quarterly meeting Nov. 17-19 in Rapid City, South Dakota. The public is welcome to attend; opportunity to address the committee and the lead agencies, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, regarding the Missouri River Recovery Program will be provided during each daily session.
  • Missouri Basin runoff slightly below average; draft Annual Operating Plan available for comment

    OMAHA, NE - Runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa for the month of September was just under 1.0 million acre feet (MAF), 84 percent of average. The 2015 runoff forecast is 24.9 MAF, 98 percent of average. Average annual runoff is 25.3 MAF. The total volume of water stored in the Mainstem Reservoir System is currently 59.3 MAF, occupying 3.2 MAF of the 16.3 MAF combined flood control storage zones. “System storage declined 1.0 MAF during September. Water that was captured in the reservoirs during the spring and summer is being released to serve navigation and other downstream purposes,” said Mike Swenson, team leader in the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division. “Our plan is to evacuate all water stored in the flood zones of the reservoirs prior to the start of next year’s runoff season, which typically begins around March 1.”
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosts successful youth deer hunt at Perry Lake

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Perry Lake hosted their Youth Deer Hunt September 12 and 13. This annual event is usually held during normal firearms season in December; however the event took place in September this year to accommodate for more predictable weather.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announce periodic inspection and road closure at Tuttle Creek Lake

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake announce an upcoming periodic inspection of the stilling basin, which occurs every five years. This planned inspection will cause a temporary traffic detour near the stilling basin beginning Monday, October 5 through Friday, October 23.
  • Missouri Basin runoff near average; Corps sets fall public meeting dates

    Omaha, Neb. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Missouri River Basin Water Management Division
  • Stockton Lake to host 19th annual lake cleanup event

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 19th Annual Stockton Lake Cleanup Event is scheduled for Saturday, September
  • Army Corps of Engineers supports new “Every Kid in a Park” recreation initiative

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Obama, with the support of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor
  • Corps announces bridge closures on Harlan County Dam

    REPUBLICAN CITY, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is alerting the public to potential road
  • Missouri River Committee recommends work plan to USACE

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) met August 25–27 in Omaha, Nebraska. The meeting was held at the Embassy Suites Downtown/Old Market. At the meeting, MRRIC reached final consensus on a suite of recommendations regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 Fiscal Year Recovery Program draft annual work plan. In the recommendation, MRRIC requested USACE conduct a formal review of the pallid sturgeon propagation program and asked the Corps to maintain full funding of their Integrated Science Program.
  • Corps Schedules Control Tower Tour

    MANHATTAN, Kan. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake invites the public to attend