Higher-than-average levels of water to be released into Missouri River, according to Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today that it would continue to release higher-than-average levels of water into the Missouri River from reservoirs upstream.

“Due to this year’s high runoff and the water currently being stored in the reservoirs, Gavins Point releases will remain near 58,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) for the remainder of the navigation season to ensure evacuation of all stored flood waters prior to the 2019 runoff season with much of that occurring before the river freezes over in the northern reaches,” said John Remus, chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Basin Water Management Division.

The closest public meeting on the corps’ draft annual operating plan for the Missouri River Mainstem System will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Paradise Point Golf Course, 18212 Golf Course Road, Smithville, Missouri.

For more information, see http://www.nwd.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Releases/Missouri-River-Water/Article/1656197/missouri-river-releases-to-continue-at-higher-than-average-levels-to-prepare-sy/.

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