Missouri River Water Management News

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  • USACE provides daily update regarding the Missouri River Basin as of Apr. 13

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides a daily update regarding the Missouri River Basin as of Apr. 13, 2019, available here.
  • USACE provides update on dam releases, potential weather impacts on mission

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District maintains a webpage 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/.
  • Garrison Dam releases to be reduced

    Garrison Dam releases are scheduled to be reduced in 1,000-cubic feet per second increments from its current release of 13,000 cfs to 10,000 cfs by April 9.
  • Clarification provided for owners of private levees seeking Corps assistance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District Emergency Operations Center has received several inquiries from private levee owners. If these levees are not in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) PL84-99 program they are not eligible for USACE rehabilitation assistance. The owners of these levees should work with their County Emergency Management personnel and/or the State Emergency Management to determine if there is assistance available to them.
  • Omaha District completes work on Union Dike Levee

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District completed work yesterday on the Union Dike break repair project near Valley, Nebraska. The breach repair was finished a day ahead of schedule and provides significant public safety benefits to the local area.
  • Work nears completion on Union Dike levee

    In today’s daily update of current flood fight efforts, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is close to wrapping up temporary restoration of the Union Dike levee breach repair, near Valley, Nebraska. The breach has been closed and work continues to build the levee to meet federal standards. Work is expected to take a total of six work days to complete and is scheduled to be Wednesday, Mar 27.
  • Work resumes on repairing Union Dike levee

    In today’s daily update of current flood fight efforts, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, resumed work on the Union Dike levee breach repair, near Valley, Nebraska, after a one day weather-caused delay. The breach has been closed and work continues to build the levee to meet federal standards. Work is expected to take a total of six work days to complete and is scheduled to be completed Friday.
  • Corps provides update regarding system restoration activities

    Due to record unregulated runoffs across Nebraska and Iowa, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has deployed teams across the Upper Missouri River Basin to continue to provide both technical and direct support.
  • Corps provides updates on current levee breaches and damage assessments

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District continues to work with state, local, and tribal governments to repair damaged levees from the 2019 unregulated runoff event. There are over 350 miles of levees on the Missouri, Platte and Elkhorn rivers and tributaries that have experienced significant flood damage. Due to the magnitude of damage along these levees, repair efforts will take an extended period of time. The Omaha District is initiating efforts to perform damage assessments as water recedes and access to the levee system becomes available.
  • Omaha District Begins Levee Repair

    As part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District’s aggressive recovery from the 2019 unregulated runoff event, the District began breach repair on the Union Dike levee near Valley, NE.  Due to the potential of additional precipitation, the breach on the Platte River impacts public safety in the local area.  Repair work is expected to take six days to complete.