The Army Corps of Engineers this week provided graphical evidence of just how different snowpack has been in the Missouri River watershed this year compared to last.
To see the graphic, click here.
Record rains in May 2011 in the upper basin compounded problems with heavier than normal snowpack and led to last year's historic flooding.
This year, snowpack peaked at less than normal and has melted in an orderly fashion.
There's little water locked up in the remaining snowpack.
Flooding this year below Gavins Point Dam is following its more typical script — resulting from thunderstorms and downpours. Already there has been some minor to moderate flooding along the river below the dam.