Rounds says Corps doing better job of monitoring Missouri River runoff

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KCCR) – Flooding along the Missouri River has been a priority of South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds for a number of years. Rounds has been critical of the Army Corps of Engineers and it’s handling of runoff flow through the river since major flooding in 2011. He’s called for better management of runoff by increasing winter releases where possible and finally seeing that.

Rounds says the entire main stem system is very close to having its full capacity available to collect runoff.

Rounds has also pushed for better monitoring of snow pack in the plains. That system is slowly getting closer to reality.

Rounds says while central South Dakota has seen less snow than other parts of the state, the ground is still saturated and residents should be watchful as spring approaches.