Local

Water Flows Reduced

Photo: WNAX AM

Water Flows Reduced

Releases from Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River have been lowered to fifteen thousand cubic feet per second as barge transportation downriver has ended for the season. That lower water will also allow more repair work on the spillway slab. Dave Becker, Operations Manager for the Corps of Engineers at the dam says crews are back at work…

 

Becker says they will continue repairs above and below the concrete of the spillway slab…

 

Becker says these repairs are related to the record flooding and flows in the summer of 2011…

 

The dam released record flows of over one hundred sixty thousand cubic feet for several weeks in 2011.

Recent Headlines

in National

Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

in Agriculture

NFU Leader Applauds President For Cuba Action

IMG_0419

President Obama has announced a series of executive actions to ease financial restrictions on trade with Cuba. Under the order,…

in Local

Scholarship Program Announced

Dennis Daugaard

Workforce development continues to be a critical issue in South Dakota as employers struggle to find qualified workers to fill skilled positions.

in Local

Ag Property Taxes On Legislative Agenda

state capitol pierre

The South Dakota legislature will have to again deal with property taxes on ag land.

in Agriculture

Biodiesel Group Wants Permanent Fix To Tax Provision

us capital

This week the U.S. Senate approved the tax extender’s legislation making the provisions retroactive to 2014. National Biodiesel Board’s Ben…