The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is starting an environmental assessment phase of a project to repair the drainage system under Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River near Yankton, South Dakota.
Gavins Point Project Manager Tom Curran says every dam has a system to control water seeping under it:
OC…..lead to a failure. :21
Curran says the plan is to repair and extend some of the drainage channels:
He says they would like to see the project start by late this year:
OC…..go into next summer :20
The flooding in March of last year, which pushed Lewis & Clark Lake to a record level, put extra pressure on the drainage system.
Jerry Oster WNAX