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Keith Norman / The Sun Releases of 100 cubic feet per second still create white caps as the water rolls out of the spillway at Jamestown Dam Tuesday. During the peak of releases during the 2009 flood, 1,800 cfs were released from the dam.

Pipestem releases aim to improve water quality


Releases are continuing from the Jamestown and Pipestem dams in an effort to lower lake levels after fall rains and improve water quality, according to Bob Martin, dam manager for the two reservoirs.

“The last couple of weeks the inflows have about matched the outflows,” he said. “There are some additional springs that start flowing every fall as well.”

Currently, officials are releasing 80 cubic feet per second from Pipestem Dam and 100 cfs from Jamestown Dam.

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