Missouri River basin seeing below normal precipitation

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – The Corps of Engineers will hold releases from Gavins Point Dam at 30 thousand cubic feet per second will into fall.

Tom Curran, Manager at Gavins Point, says the entire Missouri River basin is seeing below normal precipitation.

Curran says the engineers in their Omaha office will soon set the winter release rate.

Curran says releases continue to get to their winter water storage point.

Storage at the beginning of August was just over 61 million-acre feet. Predicted runoff for the year will be about 31 million-acre feet, or 120 percent of normal.