Missouri River will remain high because of water from dams

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The Missouri Capitol, which is wrapped in plastic while under renovation, is reflected in floodwaters that submerged a parking lot for state employees in Jefferson City, Mo., on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The flooded Missouri River forced some streets near the Capitol to be closed, but the Capitol building is not in danger of flooding because it sits atop a bluff. (AP Photo/David A. Lieb)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water being released into the lower Missouri River will remain at a high level because of all the rain that fell in the area over the last month.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the amount of water being released from Gavins Point Dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border will remain at 75,000 cubic feet per second because of all the recent rain.

The Corps’ John Remus says the amount of water being released into the river is more than twice the average for this time of year.

That may worsen flooding downstream because many levees were damaged by flooding in March.

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