Less water to be released
YANKTON — Water releases from Gavins Point Dam near here will be reduced as of Sunday, Nov. 25, from 58,000 cubic feet per second to 55,000 cfs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday.
Releases will be incrementally reduced over the next few weeks to winter release rates ahead of the river’s icing-in in the upper portions of the basin.
Releases from Gavins Point Dam are forecast to be 20,000 cfs by Dec. 11. System releases from Gavins Point Dam are forecast to be higher than average, in the 20,000 cfs range, through the winter.