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Spillway parking area to be closed

The parking area next to the Gavins Point Spillway, near Yankton, SD, will be closed from approximately 5 a.m. through noon on Tuesday, August 7, to allow contractors to conduct parking lot maintenance. [Read More]
Published: Aug-06-18

Generator upgrades will cause spillway flows at Gavins Point Dam

Upgrades to the hydropower generators at Gavins Point Powerplant near Yankton, SD will result in water flows through the spillway gates. Flows are expected from February 26 through May 15, 2018. Boating restrictions will be in place on the river below the dam during this time. [Read More]
Published: Feb-16-18

Spillway gate repair to restart for season at Gavins Point Dam

Repairs to the spillway gates at Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, SD are set to continue Monday, March 23. The repairs, which began in 2014, include the inspection, repair, and painting of the 14 gates. The crest road that crosses the Gavins Point dam will experience periodic road and lane closures through the duration of construction. [Read More]
Published: Mar-20-15

Gavins Point Dam Road Closed May 19-23

Crest Road, the road that crosses the Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, S.D., will be closed from 8 a.m. Monday, May 19 through noon Friday, May 23. The public is asked to plan on an alternate route of travel during this time. [Read More]
Published: May-16-14

Flood repairs on Gavins Point Spillway will result in one lane road closure

Flood repair work on Gavins Point Spillway near Yankton, S.D. will cause one lane of the spillway road to be closed into the fall. [Read More]
Published: Apr-18-14

Gavins Point releases will divert to spillway beginning March 26

Due to maintenance and repairs at the Gavins Point Dam power plant, water releases, which normally run through the powerhouse, will be diverted to the spillway beginning Wednesday, March 26. "We are releasing the same amount of water that we normally would. The difference is, it will be more visible to the public because we will be using the spillway instead of the powerhouse," said Dave Becker, Operations Project Manager for Gavins Point. [Read More]
Published: Mar-25-14
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