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Earlier-than-normal runoff slowing Missouri River

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. -- Officials expect runoff in the Missouri River to be below normal this spring following higher-than-normal February temperatures.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicts runoff -- the amount of moving water in a river --- in ...

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. - Officials expect runoff in the Missouri River to be below normal this spring following higher-than-normal February temperatures.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicts runoff - the amount of moving water in a river -- in spring for the Missouri River in South Dakota to be 85 percent of its normal level, moving 21.6 million acre feet of water.
Runoff was higher than normal last month, measured at 1.9 million acre feet, which was 170 percent of normal for a typical February.
Snowpack from Fort Peck in northeast Montana to Garrison Dam in North Dakota was at 75 percent of the average at the end of February.

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