- Associated Press - Sunday, December 14, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Releases from the Oahe Reservoir in central South Dakota will be significantly cut this month.

KCCR-AM reports that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says releases will average about 18,800 cubic feet per second in December. The average last month was 31,300 cubic feet per second.

The runoff reduction at the reservoir in Pierre is part of an overall system effort. The Corps of Engineers since early fall has been running more water out of upstream dams because of unexpected accumulations of water in the late summer.

Jody Farhat with the Corps of Engineers says the effort has worked well.

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