Federal Bill Seeks More River Data

Jan 24, 2014

A new bill pending in Congress requires the Army Corps of Engineers to keep data on soil moisture and snow pack in the upper Missouri River Basin–and to make this information available to the public.

Governor Dennis Daugaard’s office is pushing the federal legislation in the wake of the 2011 floods as a way to better manage future disasters. 

High water on the Missouri River below Oahe Dam in 2011.

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray covered the flooding in 2011 and reports on the measure.