Runoff of the Missouri River expecting to remain low

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- The U-S Army Corps of Engineers is continuing to prepare those with interests in the Missouri River to prepare for low water as runoff into the main stem system is now forecast to be 61-percent of average.  John Remus, Chief of the Missouri River Water Management Division says a letter has been sent to intake operators on the river.

Mike Swenson with the Corps says the Oahe reservoir will not use its flood control capacity this year.

Kevin Grode with the Corps says while below average the runoff forecast is slightly higher than in May.

Oahe reservoir is currently one-point-two feet below the base of the flood control pool.