The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division, has scheduled public meetings to update the public on current conditions and planned regulation of the Missouri River reservoirs.
A meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. on April 8 at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Nebraska City.
The Missouri River Water Management Division will give a presentation regarding the current status of reservoir operations followed by a question and answer session.
"Flood control remains a primary consideration as we move into 2013 despite the growing concerns about the impacts of the drought on the basin's resources," said Jody Farhat, chief of the water management division.
"In addition, we're starting this year's runoff season with the reservoirs drawn down significantly due to drought and as a result, we are implementing measures to conserve water in the mainstem reservoir system including reduced service to navigation this year," he said.
The Corps continues to work closely with agencies like the National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey to communicate on-the-ground conditions and forecasts frequently with the public, said Farhat.