Corps makes adjustments as snow melt starts flowing into Missouri River

OMAHA, Neb. (WNAX) – The Corps of Engineers has made their adjustments as mountain snow melt starts flowing into the Missouri River system.

Mike Swenson, an engineer with the Corps in Omaha, says reservoir storage is lower than last year.

Swenson says Lake Oahe has plenty of flood storage space.

Swenson says Lake Francis Case behind Ft. Randall Dam also has space available.

Releases from Gavins Point Dam near Yankton are now at 33,000 cubic feet per second. Swenson says they expect to keep them at that rate through the rest of the month.