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    Union Dike Repair

    Union Dike Repair

    03.25.2019 | Video by Zane Ecklund
    The Union Dike levee breach near Fremont, Neb., is repaired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District
    2019 runoff event

    2019 runoff event

    03.23.2019 | Video by Zane Ecklund
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District fills in a breach on the Union Dike Friday, March 23, after it was damaged by runoff from the...
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    2019 runoff event

    2019 runoff event

    03.23.2019 | Photo by Zane Ecklund
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District fills in a breach on the Union Dike Friday, March 23, after it was damaged by runoff from the...

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    Reservoir system prepared for 2019 runoff season

    02.07.2019 | Story by Eileen Williamson
    OMAHA, NE – All 2018 stored flood waters were evacuated from the Missouri River mainstem reservoir system (System) as of Jan. 29. The full 16.3 million acre-feet (MAF) of designated flood control storage is available to manage 2019 runoff. “The System stands ready to capture spring runoff, reducing flood risk while providing support to other authorized project purposes. Current Gavins Point releases are 20,000 cubic feet per second (cfs)...

    Corps steps down releases from Gavins Point Dam to...

    12.07.2018 | Story by Eileen Williamson
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) began reducing Gavins Point releases to the winter release rate on December 2. The releases will be stepped down at a rate of 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) per day until they reach 20,000 cfs on December 11. Releases are expected to remain at or near 20,000 cfs for the remainder of the winter. Gavins Point Dam winter releases normally range between 12,000 and 17,000 cfs.

    Higher-than-average releases from Missouri River...

    07.06.2018 | Story by Eileen Williamson
    Due to the water currently being stored in the reservoirs and the higher-than-average runoff being forecast in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, the service level was increased 25,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) above full service in late June to facilitate the evacuation of stored flood waters. The increased service level means that Gavins Point releases will be increased to approximately 60,000 cfs, as downstream tributary...

    Higher than average releases from Missouri River...

    06.05.2018 | Story by Eileen Williamson
    Higher-than-average releases from all Missouri River System projects, including Gavins Point, will continue over the next several months. Gavins Point releases will be adjusted, when needed, in response to basin conditions. When necessary, the Corps will reduce releases from the System projects and utilize the available flood control space in the reservoirs, in order to lessen flooding downstream of all the projects. It is important to note...

    Missouri River Mainstem projects will maintain...

    05.08.2018 | Story by Eileen Williamson
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Missouri River Basin Water Management Division plans to maintain higher-than-average releases from all System projects, including Gavins Point, over the next several months. “Due to higher-than-average runoff being forecast in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa, we have increased the service level 15,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) above full service to facilitate the evacuation of...

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