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ARMY CORPS: The Missouri River is on the rise

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Just three years after the Missouri River flooded large parts of Siouxland, the Mighty Mo is on the rise again.

Jody Farhat, Chief of Missouri River Water Management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said Missouri River water levels could end up being the second or third highest recorded levels since the levee system was constructed in 1967.

"All the water that is really going to be causing a problem is coming from these tributary rivers downstream of the reservoirs, and so the stages will be lower than 2011, but it will also be a much shorter duration flood than 2011," said Farhat.

She said the Corps is only releasing the minimum amount of water it can from Gavin's Point Dam near Yankton in order to maximize channel capacity.









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