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Releases increased at Jamestown Dam

Releases from the Jamestown Dam were increased last week in an effort to keep the level of water behind the dam stable through the summer, according to Bob Martin, manager of the Pipestem Dam for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Releases went from 50 cubic feet per second to 75 cfs on June 15 to match the amount of water flowing into the reservoir after rains in the upper watershed, Martin said.

Also on June 15, the Corps of Engineers increased the releases from Pipestem Dam from 0 cfs to 125 cfs. This is the start of the drawdown of the lake behind Pipestem Dam to its normal conservation pool. The drawdown had been delayed until the middle of June to allow the completion of the crappie spawn.

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