Officials to Provide Update on River

| May 14, 2013
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials will provide an update on the plan for managing the Missouri River’s reservoirs on Tuesday afternoon.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a conference call about its plan for managing water along the river.

So far this year, officials have been working to conserve water because of the drought. The amount of runoff flowing into the river this spring is expected to be about 79 percent of normal.

So the corps has been releasing only enough water for a minimal navigation channel on the river.

The amount of water released out of Gavins Point dam on the South Dakota-Nebraska border averaged 17,800 cubic feet per second during April.

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