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Army Corps: Current conditions show low risk of Missouri River flood

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 The Army Corps of Engineers says despite above average snowpack levels in the upper basin of the Missouri River, it does not foresee a problem with flooding this Spring.

 The only thing that would change that assessment is above average snow or rain in our region.

 The Corps released several new pieces of information on Tuesday, including an assessment from Scott Dummer with the National Weather Service. "This most recent water supply forecast suggest an above average mountain snowpack runoff season in 2014. With mountain snowmelt runoff volumes basically running between 120 to 130% of average. Though we have an above average mountain snowpack, the National Weather Service at this time does not expect significant flooding due to mountain snow runoff alone."

 The Corps also continues to watch snowpack levels in North Dakota and Montana: runoff from both states feed into the Missouri.

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