Tag: water management
  • Fall release from Rathbun Lake to the Chariton River Basin not anticipated

    Conditions are unfavorable for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a fall release, also known as flushing flow releases, due to the current pool elevation of 903.4 feet at Rathbun Lake, which is more than half a foot below multipurpose level, as of September 19, 2023. Releases this fall are not anticipated.
  • Upper Savannah River Reservoirs Enter Drought Level 1

    SAVANNAH, Ga. – The three reservoirs on the Upper Savannah River operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, declared the first drought level Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, in response to the pool elevation at J. Strom Thurmond Lake dipping below 326.0 feet above mean sea level (ft-msl).
  • Dry conditions could cause unusually low Lake Washington lake levels

     U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials anticipate Lake Washington’s level may drop below an elevation of 20 feet in September 2023. They're taking steps to conserve water during this year’s dry weather, through lockage efficiency.
  • 23-045 Dworshak Dam releases reducing to minimums by the end of September

    AHSAHKA, Idaho – Dworshak Dam is currently releasing 9,200 cubic feet per second for summer temperature operations. Starting Sept. 1, Dworshak will gradually decrease discharge to 1,600 cfs by the end of the month.
  • Piezometers: An essential component to dam safety

    Congress has invested $665,000 from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to install new prefabricated staircases for the safety of maintenance workers who use the staircases to inspect the condition of Luck Peak Dam.
  • NR 23-25: Corps announces brief drawdown of Old Hickory Lake

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2023) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces a brief drawdown of Old Hickory Lake from late October through late November to assess the condition of the shoreline adjacent to Corps operated recreation areas, as well as perform maintenance in recreation areas.
  • USACE seeking public input on potential Rathbun Lake fall release

    Let us know what you think about a potential Rathbun Lake, Iowa, fall release. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, is asking the public for input regarding the Rathbun Lake annual fall release by August 31, 2023.
  • Army Corps updates Francis E. Walter Dam water release schedule

    The U.S. Army Corps Engineers’ Philadelphia District updated the 2023 Francis E. Walter Dam recreation plan.
  • Results posted: USACE to hold webinar for Missouri River flow frequency analysis

    The public is invited to attend a webinar July 19, 2023, from noon – 1:00 p.m. CST by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Kansas City and Omaha districts have completed the updates to the flow frequency data on the Lower Missouri River. The focus of the review is for partners in flood preparedness and response to learn more about the updates and how to use the new data.
  • Corps seeks comments on Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Phases

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking comments on the draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment, or SEA, for three phases of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project.