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July 25, 2016
QUALITY CONTROL: Condition of the water in Jamestown Reservoir is OK, but plenty of room for improvement
The water quality of the Jamestown Reservoir is important not just for its recreation uses, but for the health of the fish and animals that rely...
19 hours 45 min ago
July 19, 2016
Releases start at Pipestem Dam
Releases of 100 cubic feet per second started Monday at Pipestem Dam, according to Bob Martin, manager of the dam for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Martin said the lake level increased about 6 inches over the weekend due to heavy rains. It was already about 6 feet above the conservation...
July 19, 2016 - 7:46am
December 11, 2015
Barnes Lake stabilized
A cooperative effort between the Woodworth Wildlife Club and the North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund has stabilized a local fishing lake near...
December 11, 2015 - 6:53am
April 13, 2015
Lake Sakakawea sees development
BREAKOUT Infobox: Army Corps of Engineers lakeside recreation Downstream Campground: opens May 1, $18 per night for sites with electricity, $12 per night for primitive sites, reservations can be made online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777 East Totten Trail:...
April 13, 2015 - 7:03am
December 6, 2013
Official concerned with ice safety
Low temperatures turn water into ice. That does not automatically mean the ice on the region’s lakes and rivers is safe for sportsmen, according...
December 6, 2013 - 7:01am
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...
November 6, 2013 - 7:03am
June 20, 2013
Corps rebalancing lake releases
Jamestown Reservoir releases will be decreased to 900 cubic feet per second and Pipestem Reservoir releases will be increased to 300 cfs today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday. The combined release will remain at 1,200 cfs. Both reservoirs have peaked and are...
June 20, 2013 - 7:20am
June 1, 2013
Corps: 1,200 cfs to go longer than planned
Releases from Jamestown and Pipestem reservoirs will remain at 1,200 cubic feet per second longer than expected due to continued high runoff into the reservoirs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Friday. Earlier this year, releases from the dams were expected to fall below 1,200...
June 1, 2013 - 6:59am
April 30, 2013
Pipestem Lake on rise but below forecasts
The warm weekend weather sent both reservoirs near Jamestown on the rise. While the change in lake level at Pipestem Dam was dramatic, it still is below anticipated changes, according to Bob Martin, dam manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "I think it is tracking less...
April 30, 2013 - 7:01am
April 12, 2013
Charges allege Detroit Lakes man killed woman with crossbow
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A man who allegedly shot and killed 69-year-old Geraldine Kading with a crossbow here Wednesday before turning the arrows on himself has been charged with second-degree murder. The Becker County Attorney's Office filed charges against David Lee Stensrud, 56,...
April 12, 2013 - 7:55pm
April 11, 2012
Reservoir reaches normal elevation
The Omaha District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation announced Tuesday that Jamestown Reservoir has reached its normal summer pool elevation of 1,431.3 feet. Pipestem Reservoir is 5 feet above the top of its conservation pool and is storing water to...
April 11, 2012 - 7:15am
March 14, 2012
Officials adjust releases from lakes to lower levels
Officials made a small adjustment to the releases from Pipestem Dam Monday, according to Bob Martin, dam manager. The intent was to restrict the flow to 30 cubic feet per second from the previous 43 cfs. "It's a lot different situation than the last few years," Martin said. "If we...
March 14, 2012 - 7:07am
January 20, 2012
Lake Sakakawea officially frozen
RIVERDALE, N.D. (AP) -- Lake Sakakawea has officially frozen over, at a record-late date. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota was declared frozen on Wednesday. The freeze-over date of Jan. 18 is the latest in history. The previous record...
January 20, 2012 - 6:04am
January 17, 2012
Lake Sakakawea sets record for latest freeze-up
RIVERDALE, N.D. (AP) -- An unseasonably warm early winter has led to a record for the latest freeze-up on Lake Sakakawea, and a second record also is in danger. The latest date the reservoir on the Missouri River in North Dakota had frozen was Jan. 16, in 2000. That record was surpassed...
January 17, 2012 - 9:40am
July 8, 2011
Save Our Lakes program proves fruitful
In a state where the roster of managed lakes numbers in the hundreds and not thousands, you can understand the priority many anglers place on maintaining or improving their local fisheries. While abundant or too much water has created new fishing waters in many parts of the state,...
July 8, 2011 - 8:04am