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Posted 10/7/2018

Release no. 18-112

Eileen Williamson

OMAHA, NE - In response to recent heavy rains and runoff in Kansas and Missouri, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will be reducing releases from Fort Randall Dam and Gavins Point Dam.  Gavins Point releases will be reduced from 58,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 46,000 cfs over a 2-day period, starting at noon on Sunday, Oct 7.  Fort Randall releases will be decreased from 55,000 cfs to 43,000 cfs over the same 2-day period.

The Corps will maintain Gavins Point releases at 46,000 cfs until the heavy rains in the lower basin have subsided.  "Our plan is to increase Gavins Point releases to 58,000 cfs later in the week to continue evacuating the stored flood waters and prepare the Missouri Mainstem Reservoir System for the 2019 runoff season," stated John Remus, chief of the Corps' Missouri River Basin Water Management Division.