Flooding on local rivers, especially the Missouri, is not expected to be quite as bad this week according to the latest forecasts.

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Flood Update 28 June 2011

Daily email from the Army Corps of Engineers:

Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir Bulletin (Updated 28 Jun; 1000 CDT)

Fort Peck (In operation since 1940)
Midnight Elevation
* 2251.0 ft msl
* 24-hr Change (-0.2 ft)

Daily Avg. Inflow
* 33,000 cfs (27 Jun)
* 45,000 cfs (26 Jun)

Daily Avg. Release
* 58,200 cfs (27 Jun)
* 60,200 cfs (26 Jun)

Annual Flood Ctrl & Multi-Use Zone (Elevation)
* 2234 ft msl – 2246 ft msl

Exclusive Flood Ctrl Zone (Elevation)
* 2246 ft msl – 2250 ft msl

Top of Spillway Gates (closed)
* 2250 ft msl

Planned Scheduled Releases (Subject to Change)
* Releases have been stepped down to 55,000 cfs.
* Reservoir is currently using surcharge storage above the exclusive flood control
zone.

Record Pool Elevation (Date)
* 2251.6 msl (1975)
* 2252.3 msl (June 2011)

Record Flow (Year)
* 35,000 cfs (1975)

Projected Record Flow (Date)
* 65,000 cfs (Mid June)

Garrison (In operation since 1955)
Midnight Elevation
* 1854.4 ft msl
* 24-hr Change (-0.1 ft)

Daily Avg. Inflow
* 145,000 cfs (27 Jun)
* 150,000 cfs (26 Jun)

Daily Avg. Release
* 148,000 cfs (27 Jun)
* 150,400 cfs (26 Jun)

Annual Flood Ctrl & Multi-Use Zone (Elevation)
* 1837.5 ft msl – 1850 ft msl

Exclusive Flood Ctrl Zone (Elevation)
* 1850 ft msl – 1854 ft msl

Top of Spillway Gates (closed)
* 1854 ft msl

River Stage (Bismarck)
* 19.08 (0731 CDT 28 Jun)
* Flood stage – 16 ft
* 19.15 (0715 CDT 27 Jun)

Planned Scheduled Releases (Subject to Change)
* Releases have been stepped down to 145,000 cfs.
* Reservoir is currently using surcharge storage above the exclusive flood control
zone.
* Spillway gates are being used to pass floodwaters.

Record Pool Elevation (Year)
* 1854.8 msl (1975)

Record Flow (Year)
* 65,000 cfs (1975)

Projected Record Flow (Date)
* 150,000 cfs (Mid June)

Oahe (In operation since 1962)
Midnight Elevation
* 1619.5 ft msl
* 24-hr Change (-0.2 ft)

Daily Avg. Inflow
* 157,000 cfs (27 Jun)
* 157,000 cfs (26 Jun)

Daily Avg. Release
* 150,200 cfs (27 Jun)
* 150,400 cfs (26 Jun)

Annual Flood Ctrl & Multi-Use Zone (Elevation)
* 1607.5 ft msl – 1620 ft msl

Exclusive Flood Ctrl Zone (Elevation)
* 1617 ft msl – 1620 ft msl

Top of Spillway Gates (closed)
* 1620 ft msl

River Stage (Pierre)
* 19.15 (0715 CDT 28 Jun)
* Flood stage – 15 ft
* 19.36 (0730 CDT 27 Jun)

Planned Scheduled Releases (Subject to Change)
* Releases will be stepped up to 155,000 cfs in early July.
* Reservoir is currently in the exclusive flood control zone.
* Reservoir is expected to peak near the top of spillway gates based on latest
forecast.

Record Pool Elevation (Date)
* 1618.7 msl (1995 and 1996)
* 1619.7 (June 2011)

Record Flow (Year)
* 59,000 cfs (1997)

Projected Record Flow (Date)
* 160,000 cfs (Mid June)

Big Bend (In operation since 1964)
Midnight Elevation
* 1420.5 ft msl
* 24-hr Change (-0.2 ft)

Daily Avg. Inflow
* 158,000 cfs (27 Jun)
* 159,000 cfs (26 Jun)

Daily Avg. Release
* 159,800 cfs (27 Jun)
* 166,300 cfs (26 Jun)

Annual Flood Ctrl & Multi-Use Zone (Elevation)
* 1420 ft msl – 1423 ft msl

Exclusive Flood Ctrl Zone (Elevation)
* 1422 ft msl – 1423 ft msl

Top of Spillway Gates (closed)
* 1423 ft msl

Planned Scheduled Releases (Subject to Change)
* Releases will be stepped down to 155,000 cfs in late June.
* Reservoir will remain near 1420 feet.

Record Pool Elevation (Year)
* 1422.1 msl (1991)

Record Flow (Year)
* 74,000 cfs (1997)

Projected Record Flow (Date)
* 165,000 cfs (Late June)

Fort Randall (In operation since 1953)
Midnight Elevation
* 1372.9 ft msl
* 24-hr Change (+0.5 ft)

Daily Avg. Inflow
* 178,000 cfs (27 Jun)
* 185,000 cfs (26 Jun)

Daily Avg. Release
* 155,000 cfs (27 Jun)
* 154,200 cfs (26 Jun)

Annual Flood Ctrl & Multi-Use Zone (Elevation)
* 1350 ft msl – 1375 ft msl

Exclusive Flood Ctrl Zone (Elevation)
* 1365 ft msl – 1375 ft msl

Top of Spillway Gates (closed)
* 1375 ft msl

Planned Scheduled Releases (Subject to Change)
* Releases will be stepped up to 157,000 cfs in early July.
* Reservoir is currently in the exclusive flood control zone.

Record Pool Elevation (Year)
* 1372.2 msl (1997)

Record Flow (Year)
* 67,000 cfs (1997)

Projected Record Flow (Date)
* 157,000 cfs (Late June)

Gavins Point (In operation since 1955)
Midnight Elevation
* 1206.5 ft msl
* 24-hr Change (+0.4 ft)

Daily Avg. Inflow
* 168,000 cfs (27 Jun)
* 161,000 cfs (26 Jun)

Daily Avg. Release
* 160,700 cfs (27 Jun)
* 160,000 cfs (26 Jun)

Annual Flood Ctrl & Multi-Use Zone (Elevation)
* 1204.5 ft msl – 1210 ft msl

Exclusive Flood Ctrl Zone (Elevation)
* 1208 ft msl – 1210 ft msl

Top of Spillway Gates (closed)
* 1210 ft msl

Planned Scheduled Releases (Subject to Change)
* Releases remain at 160,000 cfs.

Record Pool Elevation (Year)
* 1209.7 msl (2010)

Record Flow (Year)
* 70,000 cfs (1997)

Projected Record Flow (Date)
* 160,000 cfs (Late June)

Release and inflow figures include a + or – 1 percent variation
Source of information: http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc

Missouri River Mainstem 24-Hour Forecast Conditions (Updated 28 Jun; 1000 CDT)

24-hr forecast (Glasgow, MT)
Today: Sunny, high near 88. East wind 8 to 13 mph becoming south. Winds could gust
as high as 22 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, low around 65. Southeast wind 13 to 15 mph.

Wednesday: 20% chance of showers and t-storms after 3pm. Mostly sunny, high near 93.
East southeast wind 8 to 10 mph becoming southwest. 

24-hr forecast (Williston, ND)
Today: Sunny, high near 82. South wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, low around 64. South wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as
21 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, high near 92. South wind 9 to 11 mph.

24-hr forecast (Riverdale, ND)
Today: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, high near 77. South wind 11 to 21
mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, low around 61. South wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as
24 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, high near 88. South wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

24-hr forecast (Washburn, ND)
Today: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, high near 77. South wind 10 to 13
mph increasing to 18 to 21 mph. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, low around 61. South wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as
24 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, high near 88. South wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

24-hr forecast (Bismarck/Mandan, ND)
Today: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, sunny, high near 78. South wind 10 to 13
mph increasing to 19 to 22 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, low around 61. South wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as
26 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, high near 89. South wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

24-hr forecast (Pierre, SD)
Today: Sunny, high near 82. South southeast wind 11 to 14 mph increasing to 22 to 25
mph. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, low around 63. Southeast wind 14 to 22 mph, with gusts as
high as 31 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny and hot, high near 95. South wind 14 to 23 mph, with gusts as high
as 32 mph.

24-hr forecast (Ft. Pierre, SD)
Today: Sunny, high near 84. South southeast wind 11 to 14 mph increasing to 22 to 25
mph. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, low around 63. Southeast wind 13 to 21 mph, with gusts as
high as 30 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny and hot, high near 96. South wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high
as 31 mph.

24-hr forecast (Lower Brule, SD)
Today: Sunny, high near 83. South southeast wind 9 to 12 mph increasing to 20 to 23
mph. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, low around 63. Southeast wind 13 to 20 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny and hot, high near 93. Heat index values as high as 100. South
southeast wind 14 to 17 mph increasing to 22 to 25 mph. Winds could gust as high as
36 mph.

24-hr forecast (Chamberlain, SD)
Today: Mostly sunny, high near 84. South southeast wind 7 to 10 mph increasing to 17
to 20 mph. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, low around 64. South southeast wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts
as high as 28 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, high near 92. Heat index values as high as 102. South southeast
wind 15 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

24-hr forecast (Yankton, SD)
Today: Mostly sunny, high near 80. Calm wind becoming south southeast 8 to 11 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, low around 63. South southeast wind 8 to 11 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, high near 90. South wind 8 to 11 mph increasing to 20 to 23
mph. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.

24-hr forecast (Sioux City, IA)
Today: Mostly sunny, high near 80. Calm wind becoming south 6 to 9 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, low around 61. South southeast wind 7 to 9 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, high near 89. South southeast wind 8 to 11 mph increasing
to 17 to 20 mph. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

24-hr forecast (Omaha, NE)
Today: Sunny, high near 80. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 8 mph.

Tonight: 20% chance of showers and t-storms after 1am. Partly cloudy, low around 64.
South southeast wind 8 to 11 mph.

Wednesday: 20% chance of showers and t-storms before 10am. Mostly sunny, high near
90. South southeast wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.