River Conditions

Near Running Water, South Dakota
A view of the 39 mile reach of the park near Running Water, South Dakota

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39 Mile Reach - Fort Randall Dam to Running Water, SD
The 39-mile reach begins immediately downstream from Fort Randall Dam at Pickstown, South Dakota, and continues to Running Water, South Dakota. Flows on this reach are influenced by controlled releases from Fort Randall Dam. The water discharge rate can change hourly. The normal rate of flow is 3 to 5 mph.

Fort Randall
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Goat Island Looking West
A view of the 59 mile reach of the park from Goat Island looking west

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59-Mile Reach - Gavins Point Dam to Ponca State Park
The 59-mile reach stretches from about one mile below Gavins Point Dam to Nebraska's Ponca State Park. Gavins Point Dam regulates water flow on this reach of the river. The river channel follows a winding course. There are many snags and sandbars.

Gavins Point Dam
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Note: 16,000 CFS indicates low water, over 40,000 indicates very high water.

 
Sunrise on the Missouri National Recreational River
Sunrise on the Missouri National Recreational River

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Missouri river gauge readings (daily readings)
Missouri river reading from the headwaters in Montana to the mouth near St. Louis.

Current and predicted river conditions in the Middle Missouri River Basin

Last updated: July 11, 2017

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