RAY COUNTY, Mo. — The Hardin Fire Protection District has said the daily drop in water levels on the Missouri River is slowing.

Officials also cited levels at Crooked River and Wakenda Creek as well as at Lakeview, where levels in some areas show less than an inch drop per day.

Forecasters said the rivers are predicted to continue their slow fall, but as long as upstream releases remain high, so will the water.

The Missouri River is being filled with more than twice the normal amount of water from an upstream reservoir.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says that for now it is maintaining the amount of water that’s being released from Gavin’s Point Dam at 75,000 cubic feet per second, which is more than twice the average water release for this time of year.