Gavins Point releases have been cut to 90,000 cfs the weekend September 17-18th, and are forecast to be reduced further for the remainder of the month. Releases will be decreased by about 5,000 cfs every 48 hours, until reaching 40,000 cfs, which is slightly above the typical fall release rate, on or about Sept. 30. To put these releases in perspective, the 80,000 cfs release targeted for early this week will be about half of the volume discharged during the month of July (average of 159,700 cfs). These planned releases are subject to change based on actual rainfall around and upstream of Gavin's Point dam.
Gavins Point release schedule for the late September (issued Sep. 16th)
Below is a link to the latest USACE release schedule: Note that Gavins Point is site GAPT. The forecast release discharge (expressed in thousands of cfs) can be found in the 24OD column.
Drawdown Strategy Stage Projections developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the NWS Missouri River Basin River Forecast Center
***The table below should be used only as general guidance regarding the potential earliest time period the selected sites along the Missouri River may fall below flood stage.***
|Location||Flood Stage||Preliminary 2011 Crest (historical rank)*||Record Crest||2010 Crest||2008 Crest||2007 Crest|
|Brownville||33 ft.||44.79 ft (1st)||44.79 ft. in 2011 *||42.89 ft.||40.15 ft.||38.80 ft.|
|Rulo||17 ft.||27.26 ft (1st)||27.26 ft. in 2011 *||26.63 ft.||24.98 ft.||25.09 ft.|
|St. Joseph||17 ft.||29.97 ft (2nd)||32.07 ft. in 1993||26.17 ft.||25.10 ft.||25.26 ft.|
|Atchison||22 ft.||31.00 ft (2nd)||31.63 ft. in 1993||29.83 ft.||28.85 ft.||29.15 ft.|
|Leavenworth||20 ft.||30.80 ft (2nd)||35.34 ft. in 1993||25.50 ft.||25.65 ft.||26.82 ft.|
|Kansas City||32 ft.||32.65 ft (56th)||48.87 ft. in 1993||Below Flood||Below Flood||35.37 ft.|
|Sibley||22 ft.||31.10 ft (5th)||35.91 ft. in 1993||29.00 ft.||28.10 ft.||32.80 ft.|
|Napoleon||17 ft.||27.60 ft (2nd)||28.86 ft. in 2007||25.25 ft.||24.60 ft.||28.86 ft.|
|Waverly||20 ft.||30.75 ft (2nd)||31.15 ft. in 1993||28.47 ft.||27.35 ft.||30.10 ft.|
|Miami||18 ft.||28.80 ft (4th)||32.60 ft. in 1993||28.50 ft.||26.75 ft.||29.48 ft.|
|Glasgow||25 ft.||31.78 ft (23rd)||39.50 ft. in 1993||33.81 ft.||31.79 ft.||34.25 ft.|
|Boonville||21 ft.||28.00 ft (27th)||37.10 ft. in 1993||30.16 ft.||27.95 ft.||29.99 ft.|
* NOTE: 2011 crest data is provisional and subject to revision
Approximate Travel Times for Water Released from Gavin's Point dam
Links to more information on the the flooding on the Missouri River and its potential impacts...
Significant Flooding Outlook Maps from Regional River Forecast Centers
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