Senator John Hoeven is bringing high-level Army Corps of Engineers officials to Bismarck Friday for an open meeting with city, state and county officials to outline the Corps’ plan to release unprecedented levels of water from Garrison Dam, and advise local municipalities and residents on how the Corps will help prepare for imminent flooding.
Attending the meeting will be Brig. Gen. John McMahon, who oversees the Corps’ northwest region, and Omaha District Commander Col. Robert Ruch who has jurisdiction over the Missouri River. Hoeven will lead them on a tour of flood-fighting activities in impacted communities in Bismarck-Mandan and the Burleigh-Morton County area prior to the meeting.
When: Friday, 1 p.m. CT
Where: Bismarck City-County Building
Tom Baker Room
221 N. 5th St.
Who: Senator John Hoeven
Brig. Gen. John McMahon, Corps’ Northwest Division Commander
Col. Robert Ruch, Omaha District Commander
City, state and local officials
Earlier this week Hoeven spoke with state and local officials, as well as Army Corps of Engineers leadership, to identify needs and to make sure the communities at risk have both the technical and direct assistance they need to protect life and property.