June 16, 2011 - Missouri River Flooding
Landsat images show water collecting behind Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, South Dakota. On June 23, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased the flow of the Missouri River through Gavins Point to 160,000 cubic feet per second. Heavy rain in the area triggered this latest release. The flow through the dam is expected to remain at this level through August. Downstream communities face flooding from the record high releases from Gavins Point and other upstream Missouri River reservoirs.