Army Corps warns of forecast calling for up to 3 inches of rain in Missouri River basin — Record dam releases to continue as reservoirs “so close” to crest

Published: July 11th, 2011 at 11:27 am ET
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Corps Warns Of Possible Heavy Rainfall In Upper Basin, Press & Dakotan, July 11, 2011:

The Corps of Engineers is maintaining record releases at both Fort Randall Dam in Pickstown and Gavins Point Dam in Yankton amidst a forecast calling for as much as 3 inches of rainfall in the Missouri River basin. [...]

“The reservoirs, especially at Oahe and Fort Randall, are so close to the crest that we have very limited flexibility with releases downstream,” [Jody Farhat with the water management office in Omaha] said.

Published: July 11th, 2011 at 11:27 am ET
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