Water Resources Center
Interstate Waters Hot Topics - UPDATED
Missouri River 2012-2013 Annual Operating Plan
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) released the 2012-2013 Final Annual Operating Plan for the Missouri River Mainstem System in December 2012.
Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC)
The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) was authorized by the U.S. Congress in Section 5018 in the 2007 Water Resources Development Act. MRRIC is to provide guidance on the Missouri River Ecosystem Recovery Plan (MRERP) and also provide guidance to the Corps on the Missouri River recovery and mitigation plan. MRRIC members are from throughout the Missouri River Basin representing stakeholders, tribal, and governments at all levels. The next meeting of the MRRIC is scheduled for May 21-23, 2013 in Rapid City, SD.
Surplus Water Reports and Reallocation Study
The Corps of Eningeers is in the process of determining surplus water from each of the six Missouri River mainstem reservoirs. A final report has already been released for Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota. In addition to the Surplus Water Reports, the Corps is embarking on a Reallocation Study for the Missouri River Reservoir System for municipal and industrial use. Information can be found here on each of these endeavors.
Missouri River Flood Task Force
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created the Missouri River Flood Task Force as a venue for federal, state, local, and Tribal officials to address issues related to the 2011 Missouri River flooding.