Corps of Engineers making adjustments as run off much higher than normal

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The level of Lewis & Clark Lake behind Gavins Point Dam is not dropping as fast as the Corps of Engineers had planned so they are adjusting.

Kevin Grody is with the Missouri River Water Management Office in Omaha.

The pool had risen to a record of over 1,212 feet. The normal level is about 1,207 feet.

The Corps had predicted basin run off this year at 112 percent of normal.

Grody says they are re-evaluating that.

Gavins Point releases were at 43,000 cubic feet per second. The goal is to reduce those to 20,000 cubic feet per second in the next few days.