Missouri River dam release plan will be updatedPeople affected by flooding along the Missouri River may soon have a better idea of when the floodwaters will return to within the river's banks.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — People affected by flooding along the Missouri River may soon have a better idea of when the floodwaters will return to within the river's banks.
On Friday morning, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will release its long-term plan for reducing the amount of water flowing out of reservoirs and into the Missouri River.
The corps has been releasing massive amounts of water from the six dams along the river since June to deal with heavy spring rains and above-average mountain snowpack.
Officials have said the river could return to within its banks in late September, but more details will be released Friday.
The corps has already said it plans to begin reducing releases from Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D., on Saturday.