Missouri River Reservoirs Ready To Handle Floodwaters

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Officials say the reservoirs along the Missouri River are ready to handle the floodwaters that are expected to flow into the system this year.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has the full flood storage space available in the reservoirs, so it is in good shape headed into the year.

The amount of water being released from Gavins Point Dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border will be reduced again in mid-February to 17,000 cubic feet per second.

The Corps’ John Remus says the current forecast calls for slightly more than the normal amount of runoff this year.