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Missouri River 2013-14 Annual Operating Plan
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) released the 2013-2014 Annual Operating Plan for the Missouri River Mainstem System in December 2013. 

Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC)
The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) was authorized by the U.S. Congress in Section 5018 in the 2007 Water Resources Development Act. MRRIC is to provide guidance on the Missouri River Ecosystem Recovery Plan (MRERP) and also provide guidance to the Corps on the Missouri River recovery and mitigation plan.  MRRIC members are from throughout the Missouri River Basin representing stakeholders, tribal, and governments at all levels.  The next meeting of the MRRIC is scheduled for May 20-22, 2014 in Rapid City, SD. 

Surplus Water Reports and Reallocation Study
The Corps of Eningeers is in the process of determining surplus water from each of the six Missouri River mainstem reservoirs. A final report has already been released for Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota. In addition to the Surplus Water Reports, the Corps is embarking on a Reallocation Study for the Missouri River Reservoir System for municipal and industrial use.  Information can be found here on each of these endeavors.

Missouri River Independent External Review Panel Report
Independent and external review of the Corps' management of the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System during the 2011 flood event.