Corps of Engineers monitoring rainfall to determine Gavins Point releases

As the rains keep falling more water might be flowing from Gavins Point Dam.

All the rain north of us along the Missouri River is cause for concern for the Army Corps of Engineers.

They are now forced to increase releases from Gavins Point in South Dakota in order to better manage water levels.

Right now the flow is set at 60,000 cubic feet per second. That could increase to 65,000 or more depending on runoff.

John Remus, with the USACE, said, “"The ground is very wet, and weather patterns have been very active, just about any significant rainfall in north central Nebraska, and central and or western South Dakota will likely require an increase in releases from Gavins Point Dam in order to manage pools levels at Oahe and Fort Randall dams."