2020 Flooding Potential

According to the Army Corps of Engineers we should be seeing higher levels of water in the Missouri River this week.

The Army Corps of Engineers is boosting discharge from Gavins Point and other upstream dams. Normal winter outflow is between twelve and seventeen thousand cubic feet per second, now it will be set at 30 thousand cubic feet per second.

This action to help decrease the water levels behind the dams is to accommodate the forecasted higher than normal runoffs this month and next. Officials say we should prepare for potential flooding this year.

Current water level at Blair is in the normal range – 15 point 49 feet.