Missouri River Boating Affected By Recent Rain

How weather affects boating on Missouri downstream.

Recent rains in the upper Missouri River basin haven’t changed the plan to conserve water in the river's reservoirs.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the river basin is still recovering from last year's drought.

The rain that fell north of Sioux City was slightly above normal last month but the amount of runoff into the river this year is expected to be only about 88 percent of normal. The Corps said the amount of water released from the Gavins Point Dam will remain around 21,000 cubic feet per second.

The Corps does expect to be able to provide enough water for a full navigation season on the river.


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