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USACE provides update on dam releases, potential weather impacts on mission

Published April 12, 2019

Public Safety Information

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District maintains a web page for emergency management response resources, which includes federal, state and local resources, available at https://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Missions/Emergency-Management/Response-Resources/

Weather Impact on Mission

According the National Weather Service, heavy snow, strong winds, and blizzard conditions will slowly wind down across the Upper Midwest Friday as the storm system shifts across Lake Superior and into Ontario Canada. The focus for hazardous weather then shifts south this weekend as another storm system will bring the potential for severe thunderstorms, heavy rainfall, and flooding over the south central U.S. We will continue to provide updates regarding our emergency response activities but in the meantime, we urge everyone in the storm's projected path to take extra steps to ensure your safety. FEMA provides a number of resources to assist you and your family prepare for a disaster, available here: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/7877.

Current Release Information

The Corps of Engineers adjusts the flows on its dams considering weather conditions and current and forecasted water conditions. For details, visit: http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/reports/pdfs/MRBWM_River_Daily.pdf

Station

Estimated Intake (cfs)

Estimated Discharge (cfs)

Fort Peck Dam

14,000

6,600

Garrison Dam

34,000

13,200

Oahe Dam

53,000

30,900

Big Bend Dam

33,000

36,100

Fort Randall Dam

55,000

48,000

Gavins Point Dam

55,000

54,800

As of 4-12-2019 08:09

 


Contact
Omaha District Public Affairs Office
402-995-2417
1616 Capitol Ave. Omaha, NE 68102

Release no. 19-029