The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct seven public meetings throughout the Missouri River basin October 22-25. The purpose of these meetings is to update the region on current hydrologic conditions and review operation of the mainstream reservoir system.

Presenters include staff from the National Weather Service and the USACE Missouri River Water Management Division.

Area meetings are set for Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Sioux City, Iowa, and Thursday, Oct. 24, in Nebraska City.

The Sioux City meeting starts at 4 p.m. at the Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Betty Strong Encounter Center, located at 900 Larsen Park Road.

The Nebraska City meeting starts at 5 p.m. at the Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm, 2700 Sylvan Road.

Public meetings are held each spring and fall across the Missouri River basin. Fall public meetings provide an update on 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 released for public comment in September, 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 mainstream system.

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