Tag: Fort Randall
  • Inflows to Gavins Point reservoir appear to be peaking

    The latest update from the National Weather Service indicates that inflows into Gavins Point Dam appear to be peaking. The inflows into Gavins Point are currently 35,500 cubic feet per second from a peak of about 40,000 cfs earlier today. 
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers moves to eradicate invasive species

    Since the discovery of zebra mussels at the South Dakota Big Bend powerhouse intake gates in the summer of 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has conducted an internal analysis of the potential alternatives to control the invasive species.
  • Missouri River water management public meeting presentations available online

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Missouri River Water Management Division has released four videos of presentations that would normally be given at public meetings held throughout the Missouri River Basin. In-person public meetings on Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System operations originally scheduled for April were canceled to further reduce potential exposure to COVID-19. Instead, the agency will host virtual question and answer sessions in late April. A web page with the videos, a form for submitting questions, and call in dates and times is located here:
  • Draft EA for surplus water use at Lake Francis Case, SD available for public comment

    A draft environmental assessment for a surplus water request at Lake Francis Case in South Dakota is currently available for public review. The draft EA evaluates the use of surplus water and the environmental impacts of replacing aging infrastructure to allow an additional 3,358 acre-feet to be used for municipal purposes by the Randall Community Water District (RCWD). Comments must be received or postmarked by July 30, 2018.
  • Missouri River Basin runoff remains above normal due to widespread rainfall

    Runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa for the month of June was 6.8 million acre feet (MAF), 125 percent of normal. The 2015 runoff forecast is 26.6 MAF, 105 percent of normal. Average annual runoff is 25.2 MAF. June precipitation was above normal across much of the Missouri River Basin, most notably in the western Dakotas, eastern Montana and eastern Wyoming. Heavy rain also fell in eastern Nebraska, northeastern Kansas and much of Missouri.
  • Corps reduces Missouri River dam releases to winter levels

    As part of the normal operation of the Mainstem Reservoir System, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Basin Water Management Division has reduced releases from several Missouri River dams to winter levels.
  • Corps maintains high releases to reduce future flood risk

    Omaha, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Missouri River Basin Water Management Division is maintaining above normal releases at the four lower dams on the Missouri River. As expected, September runoff above Sioux City, Iowa, remained well above normal, totaling 1.8 million acre feet (MAF), 157 percent of normal. The 2014 runoff forecast is 35.5 MAF, 141 percent of normal, down slightly from one month ago. Average annual runoff is 25.2 MAF.
  • Corps to use Oahe Dam outlet tunnels for releases

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Basin Water Management Division will begin using the Oahe Dam outlet tunnels to supplement powerhouse releases of stored flood water starting Wednesday, Sept. 24.
  • Corps reports near normal April runoff in the Missouri River basin

    Omaha, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Missouri River Basin Water Management