Releases at Gavin Points Dam to be reduced for the winter

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- As the downstream navigation season ends on the Missouri River, releases from Gavins Point Dam near Yankton are being reduced to the winter level of twelve thousand cubic feet per second. Flows had been above thirty thousand cfs for most of the fall.

John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Basin Water Management Division of the Corps of Engineers in Omaha, says it’s a multipurpose operation.

Remus says they work with downstream water users.

Remus says there will be some higher than normal releases from upstream dams.

Depending on upstream conditions, the Corps normally starts increasing flows in mid March.