Fast-moving water below dam creates dangers for fishermen

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increases water flow at Gavin's Point Dam

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – The fast-moving water flowing out of Gavins Point dam on the South Dakota-Nebraska border will create dangerous fishing conditions on the Missouri River this fall.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is warning fishermen to take precautions and stay out of restricted areas because of the high volume of water in the river.

The paddlefish snagging season begins Tuesday. But the Corps plans to continue releasing 80,000 cubic feet per second of water from the dam throughout October.

All fishermen should wear life vests and be careful of their footing. The Corps says boaters should not anchor their boats in the area near the dam because of the turbulent water.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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