Corps Informs Hoeven Missouri River Should Stabilize at Current Level

Senator Continues Monitoring Corps Releases to Avoid Flooding in ND

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven spoke with John Remus, Chief of Missouri River Water Management Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who informed the senator that the Corps does not plan to increase current releases of 46,000 cfs out of Garrison Dam, and the Missouri River water level should not increase any further. The Corps did indicate that the river would remain at the current high level through August. 

“We’ve been closely monitoring the Corps’ management of the Missouri River to ensure that they prevent flooding in North Dakota, especially now with the high river levels,” said Hoeven. “The Corps has informed me that releases at Lake Sakakawea are at 46,000 cfs and they are not planning to increase them further, so the current river levels should be at its peak.”

Today’s call comes as part of Hoeven’s efforts over the past several months to ensure that the Corps prevents flooding in North Dakota. In addition to Remus, Hoeven has met with and repeatedly spoken with Colonel John Hudson, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District, to relay concerns about the river level and ensure the Corps prevents flooding along the Missouri River in North Dakota.