Dry conditions leads to low runoff of the Missouri River

OMAHA, N.E.(WNAX)- Dry conditions across the Missouri River basin will have a major impact on runoff into the river system this year.

Kevin Grode with the Corps of Engineers in Omaha says they saw the impact last month.

Grode says they have revised their runoff projections.

Grode says mountain snowpack won’t add a lot to the runoff this year.

The Corps is predicting near normal releases from Gavins Point Dam this summer but did say during the monthly update those could be adjusted if reservoir levels continue to fall.