Conditions at South Sioux City’s Scenic Park have returned to normal after a brief bout with flooding in late June.
But city officials will keep an eye on Missouri River levels, especially now that more water will be released from the river’s reservoirs.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday said releases would be increased from Gavins Point Dam upstream near Yankton, South Dakota, to approximately 60,000 cubic feet per second because of heavy rainfall and a higher-than-average amount of melting mountain snow running into the river upstream.
The releases will be increased as the amount of water pouring into the Missouri from other rivers as a result of recent heavy rains begins to decrease. Gavins Point releases will remain around 60,000 cfs through November. Releases Monday were at 48,200 cfs, according to the corps’ daily river bulletin.