Missouri River flow will be minimal this winter

OMAHA, N.E.(WNAX)- The Corps of Engineers has said that flows from Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River near Yankton will be reduced to minimal winter flows of about twelve thousand cubic feet per second.

John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division for the Corps in Omaha, says that will start later this fall.

Remus says the flows will be adjusted as downstream rivers fall.

Remus says the winter flows should cover downstream water uses before being bumped back up next spring.

The Corps is in drought management mode, holding back more water in upstream reservoirs.