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The Missouri River is a different river after last year's flooding

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

It's still the Missouri, but it's a different river.

A member of the coast guard pointed out some changes Tuesday.

Right now, it's hard for boaters to even get in the water.

Last year,the Sioux City boat ramp was underwater during the flooding, now it's the opposite.

The U.S. Army Corps is holding water back to generate power at the Gavins Point Dam, so the river level Tuesday in Sioux City is only at 10.65 feet.

With this lower level, some of the local boat ramps are only usable for smaller boats.

"We have a lot of people who are very antsy to boat because last year was a total washout and we didn't get to boat at all on the river last year. There is water in the river but the problem is getting to it. The docks, marinas and ramps aren't very accessible right now," Doug Potts, Coast Guard Auxiliary Member.

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