October 1, 2014
Releases from upstream dams on the Missouri River continue to be reduced.
Earlier this week, the City of Plattsmouth Flood Update gave these release figures: Peck, 25,000 cfs; Garrison, 65,000 cfs; Oahe, 80,000 cfs; Big Bend, 80,000 cfs; Fort Randall, increased to 87,000 cfs Wednesday; Gavins Point, 90,000 cfs. (For comparison, the Gavins Point release rate was as high at 160,000 cfs for several weeks this summer.)
Some good news from the Lake Waconda website report: “We are delighted to report that recent tests show the Lake water to be safe for swimming and fishing!”
The Cassgram reports as of yesterday, the lake was open for slow boating (no wake speed).