October 1, 2014

No Floods possible along Missouri River this year

The longer the warm, dry winter and spring continue in the North and Northwest, the better things look for no floods on the Missouri River. The Corps of Engineerr says runoff from rains and snowmelt into upstream reservoirs during March was below normal for the first time in 16 months. The Corps says it has more than 16 million acre-feet of storage available in its reservoirs. It has started releasing some water into the lower Missouri River to maintain full navigation for shippers.