Missouri River Spring Public Meetings Scheduled (USA)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division, will hold a series of public meetings in seven cities throughout the basin beginning April 16 to update the public on current hydrologic conditions in the Missouri River basin and planned regulation of the mainstem reservoirs during the coming months.
At each location, an open house will be held to provide the public with an opportunity to speak one-on-one with Corps officials prior to the official public meeting which will be held subsequently. The format of the public meeting will include a presentation from the Missouri River Water Management Division regarding the current status of reservoir operations followed by a question and answer session. The Corps’ Omaha and Kansas City Districts will also be available to discuss the repairs and rehabilitation work underway throughout the basin.
“Mild temperatures, more normal mountain snowpack and little to no plains snowpack have put us into more favorable conditions so far this year,” said Jody Farhat, Chief of the Water Management Division. “We’ve been consistently reminding people to remain vigilant, however, as conditions could potentially change very quickly the way they did last year. In the meantime, we continue to work closely with agencies like the National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey to communicate on-the-ground conditions and forecasts frequently with the public.”
Dredging Today Staff, March 19, 2012;