OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Due to continued storms, the United States Corps of Army Engineers say they will be increasing the amount of water being released by the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton. This will be the third increase since last week.
The Corps says the release will be increased from 70,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 75,000 cfs this Saturday, June 1. The release was previously increased to 70,000 cfs on Wednesday and 60,000 cfs the previous week.
Gavins Point releases to step uphttps://t.co/WK8g5UeS5J— USACE NWD (@NWDUSACE) May 30, 2019
+5 kcfs 6/1 to 75 kcfs#WX Runoff into upper #MoRiver above Sioux City remains high & unfortunately rain continues falling in places we don’t need it John Remus Chief #MissouriRiver Basin Water Mgmt @NWSMBRFC @OmahaUSACE pic.twitter.com/fUqPKnH0ZO