Omaha Public Radio News
10:14 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Releases from Gavins Point Dam to drop below 100,000 cfs next week

Omaha, NE – Water releases from Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota will be below 100,000 cubic feet per second next week.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began cutting releases from Gavins Point earlier this month. That's dropped the river level at Omaha to 33 feet, four feet above flood stage.

Jody Farhat, chief of the water management division for the Corps' Omaha office, says Gavins Point releases will drop to 95,000 cubic feet per second Monday and 90,000 cubic feet per second Tuesday.

The Missouri River at Omaha should be back within its banks in mid-September.