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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Corps reduces releases from Gavins Point Dam to lessen flood risk due to heavy rain

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division is reducing releases from Gavins Point Dam following heavy rain across parts of the Missouri River Basin, in an effort to lessen flood risk downstream.
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  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division is reducing releases from Gavins Point Dam following heavy rain across parts of the Missouri River Basin, in an effort to lessen flood risk downstream.  
    “Gavins Point Dam releases will be reduced from 30,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 12,000 cfs in response to increased tributary flows,” said Jody Farhat, chief of the Missouri River Water Management Division.  “Repeated heavy rains in the Big Sioux Basin and surrounding tributaries have increased forecasted flows below the system of reservoirs.  To help reduce the peak flood stage downstream at Sioux City, Iowa, Gavins Point releases were reduced by 4,000 cfs on June 15, 10,000 cfs today, and an additional 4,000 cfs decrease is scheduled for June 18.” 
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