The Army Corps of Engineers and National Weather Service say the flood risk on the Missouri River this spring and summer should be relatively normal.
The flood-control reservoirs on the upper part of the river have plenty of room to store mountain and plains runoff.
This week, representatives of the Corps and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration briefed officials about conditions on the river. The briefing is offered monthly.
Mountain snowpack is modestly higher than average for this time of year, but plains snowpack is running behind. Soil moisture levels are a little high.
At the end of this blog is a PowerPoint presentation that illustrates conditions in the basin. It was put together by Doug Kluck, central region climate services director for the National Climatic Data Center.
And here are graphics from the Army Corps of Engineers that show: