Lots of focus on Gavins Point Dam in Missouri River basin

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – Much of the attention in the Missouri River basin is focused on Gavins Point Dam near Yankton. It is the lowest of the six main stem dams on the reservoir system.

Gavins Point Operations Manager Tom Curran says they continue to monitor releases from the dam and the level of Lewis & Clark Lake.

Curran says inflows to the reservoir system continue to run high.

While the bulk of the releases are going through the spillway, Curran says they will soon have all their hydropower generators back on line.

Flooding continues downriver in parts of Iowa and Missouri due to levee breaches.