Two More Months Of High Water
OMAHA (AP) - Authorities say it will be late September or early October before the Missouri River returns to its banks. Upstream water releases at Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D., are scheduled to be cut starting Saturday, then again on Monday. Paul Johnston of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' district office in Omaha, says it will take time floodwaters to recede. The corps has said it must reduce the dam's releases slowly, lest a quick drop in water level raise the risk of downstream levee breaks.