Combined releases to increase from Jamestown, Pipestem reservoirs

Releases at Jamestown Reservoir will be at 700 cubic feet per second on Tuesday, May 2.

JSSP Stutsman County News Report

JAMESTOWN — Combined releases from the Jamestown and Pipestem reservoirs are expected to increase to 1,000 cubic feet per second on Tuesday, May 2, according to Alex Flanigan, water manager of Pipestem Dam for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Releases at Jamestown Reservoir increased from 450 cfs to 600 cfs on Monday, May 1, and will increase another 100 cfs on Tuesday, May 2, to 700 cfs, Flanigan said in an email to The Jamestown Sun on Monday.

Flanigan said the pool elevation at Jamestown Reservoir is expected to reach 1,440 feet above mean sea level later this week. The pool elevation at Jamestown Reservoir was at 1,439.2 feet AMSL as of 3:15 p.m. Monday, according to hourly reservoir data on the Bureau of Reclamation's website.

Releases at Pipestem Reservoir will remain at 300 cfs. The pool elevation at Pipestem Reservoir was at 1,463.7 feet AMSL, according to data from the Corps.

Flanigan said the most probable range for peak combined releases is anywhere from 1,000 cfs to 1,600 cfs.


"We will continue to monitor conditions and adjust releases as future rainfall and runoff requires," he said.

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