Drought conditions impacting the Missouri River

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Drought conditions across the northern plains are now influencing Missouri River flows.

Tom Curran, Operations Manager at Gavins Point Dam near Yankton says they are dialing back their releases a bit.

He says that will drop the river level from a few inches to nearly a foot. Curran says they will be adjusting flows all summer.

Curran says the level of Lewis & Clark Lake should stay stable for the weekend and most of the summer.

He says the low inflows has allowed the lake to clear up just in time for the holiday weekend.