The U-S Army Corps of Engineers is operating the Missouri River reservoir system in drought conservation mode and doesn't expect much to change for at least a few months.
Despite plentiful rainfall this spring, Corps engineer Kevin Stom says runoff in the region continues to be very low.
Jody Farhat, head of the water control division for the Omaha Corps office, says water-saving efforts are underway.
Farhat says the Corps may have to take further steps if the dry conditions persist.
The Corps reports the runoff forecast in the region north of Sioux City is well below where it should be. It's gauged at 20-million acre feet, which is 79-percent of normal.
Contributed By LEARFIELD