Bob Welsh introduced Jerry Bergquist, Stutsman County emergency manager, to speak at the Feb. 8 noon Kiwanis meeting in the Lantern Room. Bergquist said all records were broken last year in the elevation of water at both the Pipestem and Jamestown dams. The water from the dams ran at 3,200 cubic feet per second for four months for a total of 600,000-acre feet of water. In 1997 the water was at 1,800 cubic feet per second.
Jerry Bergquist, Stutsman County emergency manager, was lucky to get 5 hours of sleep per day during Jamestown’s spring flood fight last year. Sometimes from 6 a.m. one day to 2 a.m. the next, Bergquist coordinated emergency efforts to keep Jamestown as dry as possible.
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