Corps of Engineers to Reduce Flow at Gavin's Point
YANKTON - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start reducing the water flow out of Gavin's Point Dam near Yankton in about two weeks. The Corps has been releasing water at the rate of 160-thousand cubic feet per second; and that will be reduced to 150-thousand cubic feet per second on August 1. Gary Brown, emergency manager for Woodbury County, Iowa, doesn't expect much of a drop in the Missouri River at Sioux City when that adjustment is made. He says pumps will be used to divert water from low-lying areas back into the river's normal channel.