Omaha, Nebraska 2021-06-07 00:43:24 –
Omaha, Nebraska (AP) — Only two years after a historic flood along the Missouri River struck parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri, authorities are now the driest year on the Missouri River. We are dealing with a situation that is likely to be.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday that expectations have not changed since last month, as conditions are very dry and snow cover is below normal levels, so much less water will flow into the river this year. is expected.
The corps estimated on Thursday that 17.9 million acre-foot (22 cubic kilometers) of water would flow into the river this year. That’s only about 69% of the average of 25.8 million acre-foot (31.82 cubic kilometers), making it the 22nd dryst in the upper basin since 1898.
Currently, the amount of water released from the Gavin’s Point Dam on the border between Nebraska and South Dakota is approximately 29,500 cubic feet per second and is expected to reach approximately 30,000 cubic feet per second by July 1. If low, the emission will be approximately 1,000 cubic feet / second lower than the full service level later in the season.
Based on current spill forecasts, winter emissions from the Gavin’s Point Dam are expected to have a minimum velocity of 12,000 cubic feet per second.
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