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Boating restrictions temporarily in place below Gavins Point Dam

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska anglers and boaters should be aware of restrictions on the Missouri River below Gavins Point Dam because of spillway flows.

Boaters are urged to use caution when water is released through the spillway, as hazardous conditions may exist. Signs located on the north and south bank of the Missouri River, approximately 500 yards below the spillway, mark a restricted area for boats. During spillway releases, boaters will not be allowed to go upstream of these signs.

Flows through the spillway gates began Feb. 26 and will continue through May 15.

The flows are a result of upgrades being performed to the hydropower generators at the Gavins Point power plant by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. When the generators shut down for the upgrades, water that normally runs through the power plant is diverted to the spillway.

For more information, visit nwo.usace.army.mil/gavinspoint or call 402-667-2546.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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