Missouri River at Bismarck
The Missouri River, while not frozen over completely, has ice forming on the shore. Releases from Garrison Dam have been reduced to 16,000 cfs and will remain near that rate to prepare for possible river freeze-in at Bismarck. River stages rise rapidly during ice in, which is why releases are reduced. The Bismarck gage rose 5 feet on December 30. Once an ice cover is established, releases can be gradually increased. This year, they will likely increase to 26,000 cfs.

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Photo by: US Geological Survey - Dakota Water Science Center |  VIRIN: 190108-O-A1408-001.JPG