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Lake Yankton water level to be drawn down

Published Dec. 22, 2020
Minimal ice forming on Lake Yankton prior to water level drawdown, Dec. 22, 2020, Crofton, Neb. (Courtesy Photo)

Minimal ice forming on Lake Yankton prior to water level drawdown, Dec. 22, 2020, Crofton, Neb. (Courtesy Photo)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday the immediate draw down of the water level by one foot in Lake Yankton, located downstream of Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, South Dakota. 

This drawdown is at the request of a dam safety contractor working on the relief well channel below the dam. The drawdown is being done now to minimize the impact on ice fishing while the lake’s ice is not yet formed.

People can stay informed about Gavins Point by checking our website, www.nwo.usace.army.mil/gavinspoint, Facebook page, facebook.com/USACEGavins or by calling (402) 667-2546.

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Contact
Karla Zeutenhorst
402-667-2546
karla.j.zeutenhorst@usace.army.mil

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