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August 5, 2016
Blue-green algae found at Lake Tschida
The North Dakota Department of Health is warning people to avoid an algae bloom on Lake Tschida, also known as Heart Butte Dam. The lake is located Grant County south of Glen Ullin. Signs have been posted around the lake advising swimmers, anglers and other lake users to avoid areas...
August 5, 2016 - 11:23am
August 4, 2016
Jamestown water makes the grade
The Jamestown Water Department received a certificate of compliance for meeting all requirements and having no violations, according to the North...
August 4, 2016 - 6:49am
July 28, 2016
Water Resource Board to review storm water runoff compliance of project
The Stutsman County Water Resource Board on Wednesday decided 4-0 to table a complaint about an alleged unauthorized construction of a dam in a subdivision just southwest of Jamestown. The delay is for the board to review pre- and post-development reports of Country Side Estates Addition...
July 28, 2016 - 6:45am
July 27, 2016
Requests for water
Rural water associations may see less available grant funds from the North Dakota Water Commission in the upcoming biennium, according to Harley Swenson, a member of the water commission. "This year (the current North Dakota budget year) we had a lot of money," he said. "Next year...
July 27, 2016 - 8:36am
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...
July 25, 2016 - 8:04am
July 20, 2016
Letter to the editor: James River is a terrible sight
The James River outside my patio door is green moss along with dead trees, cans, paper and any other garbage. It’s a terrible sight. Why can’t something be done to clean this mess up? We are sick of sitting on our patio looking across at Klaus Park with this mess in the river....
July 20, 2016 - 5:00am
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
July 18, 2016
NDSWC meeting to be held in Jamestown
Meetings hosted by the North Dakota State Water Commission will be held throughout the state from July 25-28. A meeting will be held at 9 a.m. July 26 at the Jamestown Civic Center in Jamestown. The purpose of the meetings is to facilitate local participation in the water planning...
July 18, 2016 - 9:36am
July 16, 2016
Blue-green algae reported in LaMoure County lakes
A potentially dangerous growth of blue-green algae has been reported in two LaMoure County lakes, according to the North Dakota Department of Health. Tests have found microcystin in Lake LaMoure and Twin Lakes. Microcystin is a cyanotoxin that can pose a threat to livestock and...
July 16, 2016 - 6:00am
July 15, 2016
Blue-green algae reported in LaMoure County
A potentially dangerous growth of blue-green algae has been reported in two LaMoure County lakes, according to the North Dakota Department of Health. Tests have found microcystin in Lake LaMoure and Twin Lakes. Microcystin is a cyanotoxin that can pose a threat to livestock and people....
July 15, 2016 - 3:54pm
July 13, 2016
F-M Diversion closer to reality
I’sa weeks for the Fargo-Moorhead diversion. Several positive developments have moved the massive project forward in substantive ways. Progress, which has been steady, if sometimes uneven, in the last few years, continues apace – so much so that it is likely construction on a...
July 13, 2016 - 6:53am
July 5, 2016
Regular maintenance needed on river system
An article in the July 1 issue of The Jamestown Sun explains that water will be released from the Pipestem Dam in order to freshen the river system over the holiday. What does the holiday have to do with what I would consider regular maintenance? I walk through Nickeus Park often...
July 5, 2016 - 6:53am
June 29, 2016
Water dispenser to be inoperable
The automatic water dispenser located at the city street shop will be inoperable due to maintenance and repairs beginning Thursday, according to the city engineer’s office. The repairs are expected to be completed by Friday. This does not affect regular water services in the city...
June 29, 2016 - 6:47am
June 13, 2016
Langdon to vote on shipping water from Devils Lake
LANGDON, N.D.—Langdon may look into building an $11.6 million water treatment plant if residents vote down a measure that would allow the city to purchase water from the Northeast Regional Water District. Residents will head to the polls Tuesday to vote on a measure that would...
June 13, 2016 - 6:57am
June 8, 2016
Children to attend boat safety class
A boat safety class is planned at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday at Lakeside Marina. Children in the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department’s parks program will attend the 10 a.m. class. Both sessions are free and open to the public. Parents are responsible for transporting their...
June 8, 2016 - 6:58am