Folks if you would like to see more of our Ox Bows and shutes open and managed for waterfowl habitat and waterfowl hunting opportunities please show up as a public waterfowlers and tell SIMRA exactly what you think they should do and consider as part of moving forward on Mo. River Management.
STATE INTERAGENCY GROUP HOLDS MEETING ON MISSOURI RIVER NOV. 14
MEDIA CONTACT: Sharon Tahtinen at 515-281-7066 or
DES MOINES – Flood recovery, appropriate prioritization of flood
control in river management and water allocation are the top items on
the agenda for the State Interagency Missouri River Authority’s Nov. 14
meeting in Council Bluffs.
The group will get an update on the continuing dry conditions, and in a
related matter, will discuss two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ reports.
One report provides a five-year plan for managing surplus water in the
Missouri River system of reservoirs. The other is a report on the
corps’ start-up efforts to change the permanent allocation of Missouri
River water for municipal and industrial use.
The Missouri River Authority is an interagency, interstate group that
makes recommendations on policies affecting the Missouri River.
The group will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Iowa School for the
Deaf, Lied Multipurpose Complex, 3501 Harry Langdon Boulevard, Council
Bluffs. The meeting is open to the public.
Also on the agenda are updates from the state hydrology work group, the
sediment management meeting, the county official coalition and a
committee working on the Missouri River Recovery. MidAmerican Energy
will discuss its perspective on operation of the river.
The complete agenda is available below and on the state public meetings
calendar at www.iowa.gov/state/main/pmc/pmc.php under DNR:
Welcome - Tom Hanafan, Mayor-Council Bluffs
SIMRA Business – Sharon Tahtinen
Approve Summary from July 24, 2012, Meeting
Briefing on Council Bluffs Recovery Efforts – Mayor Tom Hanafan
State Hydrology Work Group Update – Tim Hall, Coordinator (via phone)
MidAmerican Energy’s Perspectives on Operation of the Missouri River -
Dave Ulozas, Vice President of Generation, MidAmerican Energy
· Army Corps of Engineers Discussion – Gwyn Jarrett,
PM/Planner, Tiffany Vanosdall, PM/Planner
Missouri River Mainstem Reservoirs Draft Surplus Water Reports
o Missouri River Municipal & Industrial Water Storage Reallocation
Briefing on Sediment Management Meeting – Harold Hommes/Sharon Tahtinen
Transportation Update - Troy Jerman. DOT District Engineer District 4 -
Missouri River County Official Coalition Comments - Cara Marker-Morgan,
Fremont County Supervisor
Missouri River Recovery and Implementation Committee (MRRIC) update –
Shawn Shouse, Agricultural Engineer - Iowa State University Extension
Next Meeting Date and Agenda Topics
Interested people can attend the meeting on a conference call by
dialing 866-685-1580. Then they should follow the prompts, typing in
the conference code of 4510673319 followed by the pound (#) sign.
The SIMRA includes representatives from the Governor's office, Iowa
Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, the Iowa Utilities
Board, the Iowa Economic Development Authority, Iowa DNR and Iowa
Department of Transportation.
William J. Smith
Mo. Valley Waterfowlers Association
Sioux City Iowa