Missouri River

Rains Change Planned Water Releases into Missouri River

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The amount of water to be released into the lower Missouri River will change in the coming days to accommodate recent heavy rains in the Upper Plains. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a news release Friday that water releases from Gavins Point Dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border will be reduced to 65,000…

Corps Plans To Increase Releases Saturday From Gavin’s Point

OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to increase releases of water Saturday from the Gavin’s Point Dam into the Missouri River. Missouri River Basin Management Chief John Remus said Thursday the Corps is increasing releases because of water on the ground and runoff into the Oahe and Fort Randall reservoirs in South Dakota from recent…

72 Miles On The Missouri River

YANKTON, S.D. – 160 paddlers from 15 states, and Canada, are ready to wade through the Missouri River. The annual ‘South Dakota Kayak Challenge’ kicks off Friday morning in Yankton. Paddlers will maneuver their way through 72 miles of the Missouri River, hitting four check points along the way. While some get competitive over the three days, everyone bonds over…

Hearing to Focus on Preventing More Missouri River Flooding

OMAHA, Neb. – This spring’s massive flooding along the Missouri River unearthed bitter criticism of the federal agency that manages the river while devastating communities and causing more than $3 billion in damage. The flooding and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ actions will be the focus of a U.S. Senate hearing in western Iowa on Wednesday and critics will…

Body of Kimball Man Found in Missouri River

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – Authorities a body found in the Missouri River is that of a Kimball man. A passer-by saw the body in the water Monday afternoon and called police. The Daily Republic says authorities do not suspect that foul play was involved in the death of the 73-year-old man, who they say had an extensive medical history. But,…

Yankton Officials to Search River for Missing Sioux Falls Woman

The search for a missing Sioux Falls woman is leading authorities to Yankton. Yankton police, in an email, stated that Diane Bartling’s car and belongings have been located near the Meridian Bridge. The 66-year-old was last reported seen Sunday afternoon, according to Sioux Falls police. Yankton officials have not provided any other details, but say they will be using a…

3 Bodies Found In Car Pulled From Missouri River

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say three bodies were found inside a car pulled from the Missouri River in Sioux City. Police have not identified the bodies, but they are believed to be those of a missing Sioux City family. The search began Monday afternoon after someone reported that a car had been driven off a road into the…

Sioux City Man Drowns in Missouri River

Incident happened at the Sioux City Marina

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Authorities have recovered the body of a man believed to have drowned at the Sioux City Marina. Police say a person working on a boat heard a splash around 10 a.m. Sunday and soon found the man in the marina’s Missouri River water. The person unsuccessfully tried to help the man, who slipped beneath the surface….

Family Member ID’s Missouri River Drowning Victim

A family member of a Florida man who drowned near elk point confirmed his identity today. The Union County Sheriff says a cousin of 27-year-old Chris Reeves of Tallahassee Florida made the confirmation this morning. Preliminary reports shows reeves drowned but a toxicology report is still pending. Reeves’ body was found in the Missouri river last week. He was boating…

Body Found In Missouri River Near Elk Point

ELK POINT, S.D. – Authorities believe they have found the body of a Florida man who went missing Wednesday afternoon near Elk Point. Crews had been searching for 27-year-old Chris Reeves of Tallahassee, Florida after he went under water near Burbank Beach. The Union County Sheriff’s Office says search crews found the body early this afternoon about three-quarters of a…

South Dakota Tribe’s $2M Water Diversion Lawsuit Dismissed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A judge has dismissed a lawsuit from a South Dakota tribe that was seeking $200 million from the U.S. government for the diversion of Missouri River water. The Rapid City Journal reports that the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe’s reservation sits along the river. Since building dams in the mid-1900s that flooded the reservation, the federal…

Settlement Reached In Missouri River Project Lawsuit

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A city council in central South Dakota has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a business owner who accused the city of giving special breaks to the developer of a Missouri River development project known as Riverwalk Landing. The Capital Journal reports that the Fort Pierre City Council agreed to settle the lawsuit Monday….