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James River Water Development District Director Randy Grismer, left, and Yankton County Commissioner Garry Moore step off the sediment flats to the former river bank on property owned by Gerald Koster, not pictured, who lives southeast of Yankton. The trees in the distance mark the new channel of the Missouri River. (Ross Dolan/Republic)

Sediment an issue below, above Gavins Point

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YANKTON -- Gerald Koster's home on the Missouri River southeast of Yankton is no longer on the Missouri River.

"I'm the only guy who built his house by the river, and the river left," said Koster, 62, who constructed his home in 1990.

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