The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be increasing Missouri River flows from Gavins Point Dam, near Yankton, instead of cutting back flows as planned.
Jody Farhat, chief of the Corps' Missouri River Basin Water Management Division says river conditions have changed with the weather:
Farhat says the increased releases should not have much impact on the upstream reservoirs, which are already in drought storage mode. She says when releases are reduced, possibly in early January, they will drop back only to 14,000 cubic feet per second, not the 12,000 as had been planned.
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