Army Corps of Engineers is prepping to reduce MO River water flow for the winter season

The Army Corps of Engineers is prepping the Missouri River for the winter season.

Releases at Gavins Point Dam will be reduced by 1,500 cubic feet per second. Releases are currently at 32,000.
The reduction is slightly higher than last winter, which was at the minimum rate due to drought.

The Army Corps advises intake operators in the lower river to take appropriate measures so they can maintain access to water.

Last month’s runoff along the country’s longest river above Sioux City was 1.5 million acres feet, 124 percent of normal.