News Releases

Archive: March, 2020
  • 2020 runoff forecast remains above average; Public meetings set for April 6-9 and April 14

    Gavins Point releases were decreased from 38,000 cubic feet per second to 35,000 cfs this week as tributaries downstream of Gavins Point began to rise due to the melting of the plains snowpack in South Dakota. The potential for above average runoff in the upper basin, coupled with continued high river stages on many of the uncontrolled tributaries downstream of the reservoir system, increases the potential for flooding, particularly in the lower river.
  • Gavins Point releases changing; changes will be more frequent

    The US Army Corps of Engineers plans to decrease releases from Gavins Point Dam from 38,000 cubic feet per second to 35,000 cfs tomorrow. Last week’s plan to increase releases to 41,000 cfs stopped at 38,000 cfs due to increased downstream runoff joining the Missouri River after Gavins Point Dam.