Flood watch 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 30


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers minutes ago issued this new data regarding the Missouri River reservoir levels, and it’s not getting better. As of midnight, Fort Peck Reservoir in Montana was within 2.3 feet of the top of its spillway gates; Garrison Reservoir in North Dakota was within 1.3 feet; and Oahe Reservoir north of Pierre was within 1.3 feet. The three smaller reservoirs downstream from Oahe in South Dakota had Big Bend dam within 3.8 feet; Fort Randall dam within 16.2 feet; and Gavins Point dam within 3.5 feet. Water was held back in Fort Peck on Sunday, but inflows to Garrison were twice as much as was released, and inflows to Oahe were far in excess of outflows.

The link below connects to an RSS feed from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The most recent item will list on top. It will open an Adobe acrobat file.

http://us.vocuspr.com/Publish/520028/PRAssetNWORiverwatch.xml

  1. #1 by bern shanks on May 30, 2011 - 10:24 am

    PP,

    Can anyone tell me why the Corps of Engineers has left the pool levels in the six mainstem Missouri river dams at near record levels? The snow in the Missouri river headwaters is far above average depths and the peak of Spring runoff has only begun.
    Bern

  2. #2 by Thomas on May 30, 2011 - 5:13 pm

    Prayers go out to all of those in harms way!

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