U.S Army Corps of Engineers held public meetings in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- The U-S Army Corps of Engineers brought it’s series of annual fall public meetings on the Missouri River basin to Fort Pierre Tuesday.  Kelly Serr from the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says the forward outlooks don’t bring much improvement for the river basin.

Mike Swenson with the Corps of Engineers says they will be moving water around the system this winter.

Swenson says the lack of plains snow melt helped in dropping Oahe’s level.

As of October 21st, the Missouri River main stem reservoir system storage is at 47-point-six million acre feet.  Runoff for 2022 is forecast at 19-point-five million acre feet.  Average runoff is 25-point-seven million acre feet.