Officials Monitor River Life

Photo: WNAX AM

Officials Monitor River Life

Researchers have been on the Missouri River below Gavins Point Dam for the last eight years, looking for signs of new life for an endangered species.

Sam Stukel with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has been working with pallid sturgeon, looking for signs of natural reproduction. He says this last summer, they found more encouraging signs…


Despite those encouraging signs, Stukel said they didn’t seen any evidence of natural reproduction this year…


The flood of 2011 sent massive amounts of water downstream, changing the river landscape. Stukel says despite those heavy flows, river life has rebounded…


He says they will be back on the river next spring, looking for more signs of young pallid sturgeons.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Sioux Center Iowa Recovering from Double Outage

power line 71315

Power has now been restored to all parts of Sioux Center after an electrical substation blew up early Saturday morning, leaving half the town of 75-hundred without electricity.

in Local

Iowa Clergy Ask Governor Branstad to Re-think Refugee Policy

Terry Branstad 102915

A group of Iowa clergy has delivered a letter to Governor Terry Branstad, saying they're praying he will "reject fear and cruelty" and welcome Syrian refugees into the state.

in National, World

Hollande says U.S., France to step up strikes in Syria, Iraq


French President Francois Hollande said the U.S. and France have agreed to step up strikes in Syria and Iraq to target Islamic State militants after the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.

in Black Friday, National

PHOTOS: Turkeys who got a presidential pardon


Ever wonder what happened to those turkeys that got a Thanksgiving reprieve from the President?

in Local

Yankton City Commission Approves Addition to Water Plant Contract

Amy Nelson 122013

The Yankton City Commission approved an additional four hundred twenty thousand dollar contract for design updates on the new water treatment plant.