Corps of Engineers to host virtual Missouri River meetings
October 5, 2020: U.S. Army Corps, Northwest Division (full link below)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled two virtual public meetings to discuss the current year's operation of the Missouri River reservoir system and the planned operations for next year.
The webinars will be at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, November 2nd.
To access the 1:30 p.m. meeting, go to: https://www.nwd.usace.army.mil/MRWM/Public-Meetings/Meetings/Article/2372249/fall-public-meeting-afternoon/
The evening meeting is available at: https://www.nwd.usace.army.mil/MRWM/Public-Meetings/Meetings/Article/2384718/fall-public-meeting-evening/
"The purpose of these meetings is to update the region on current hydrologic conditions and the planned operation of the mainstem reservoir system during the remaining fall months as well as present the draft plans for operating the system during 2021," John Remus, chief of the Missouri River Water Management Division, said in a news release.
Moderators will monitor the webinar chat window to present the second round of questions, and final questions will be accepted from callers.
Prior to the meetings, the public can view the following:
-- Draft Annual Operating Plan: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p266001coll1/id/9967
-- Draft meeting slides: https://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/reports/pdfs/Fall%202020%20AOP%20Presentation_DRAFT.pdf
-- Missouri Basin overview: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p266001coll1/id/999Top of Form
The meeting agenda includes updates from the following:
- Mr. John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Water Management Division
- Mr. Doug Kluck National Weather Service
- Mr. Kevin Low. Missouri River Basin Forecast Center
- Mr. Kevin Grode Missouri River Water Management Division
- Mr. Mike Swenson Missouri River Water Management Division.
Public meetings are held each spring and fall across the Missouri River basin.
The Corps’ fall meetings will provide an update on the current year’s runoff and reservoir operations as well as planned operations for the next year’s runoff season. The Annual Operating Plan for the next year’s runoff season is presented at the public meetings and finalized at the end of the calendar year.
Spring public meetings provide a status of mountain snowpack, a runoff forecast for the year, and how operations during the runoff year will meet the authorized purposes for the Missouri River Mainstem System.