Below runoff expected at the Missouri River basin

OMAHA, N.E.(WNAX)- Another year of below normal runoff into the Missouri River basin will lead to below normal levels on reservoirs and the river.

Mike Swenson with the Corps of Engineers River Management Office in Omaha says releases from Gavins Point Dam will stay fairly stable.

Swenson says the big reservoirs aren’t expected to rise much this spring.

Swenson says the low water will cause a cutback in the electricity generated at the six mainstem dams.

Most of that electricity is marketed through the Western Area Power Administration to municipal and cooperative power companies.