Since Mid-December the water sent down the Missouri River from the Gavins Point Dam has been released at a rate of 18-thousand cubic-feet-per-second. US Army Corps of Engineers spokesperson Monique Farmer says that amount has now been scaled back to 16,000 c.f.s.

“We’re going to hold that steady for six days and then our intent is to decrease those releases until we reach a rate of 14,000 cubic-feet-per-second sometime during the next few weeks.”

Releases are typically ramped up during Mid-December in an effort to avoid ice jams along the waterway.