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Jamestown and Stutsman County department heads will request an emergency declaration from the City Council during a special meeting Tuesday related to spring runoff.
Also on Tuesday, the city will request assistance from Stutsman County. When the county turns down that request, it will set in motion actions leading to the Army Corps of Engineers becoming involved and providing technical and financial assistance in preparing for spring runoff, said Jerry Bergquist, Stutsman County emergency manager.
Releases from the Pipestem Dam were reduced by 200 cubic feet per second Thursday to allow more river capacity for runoff within James-town. Releases are now 400 cfs from the Pipestem and 1,000 cfs from Jamestown Dam. The new combined total of 1,400 cfs allows 400 cfs in runoff within Jamestown while staying below the 1,800 cfs flood stage within town.
“If there are additional decreases in releases this weekend they will likely be done at the Jamestown Dam,” said Bob Martin, manager of the Jamestown and Pipestem dams.
The amount of water coming into the Souris River from across the U.S.-Canada border in Saskatchewan will be about twice what was previously forecast, adding to flooding worries in the region.
Officials remain confident that the river will stay within its banks in Minot, but work is to begin Monday to ensure the entire dike system is at least 4 feet above flood stage.
April 06, 2009
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