Releases at Jamestown Dam were reduced Tuesday to 125 cubic feet per second, according to James Dixon, manager of Pipestem and Jamestown dams for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The release now matches estimated inflows to the Jamestown Reservoir and are intended to keep the lake level at 1,431.8 feet above sea level through the summer, he said.
Releases from Pipestem Dam are being delayed to allow crappie to continue spawning at the lake, Dixon said. Releases at Pipestem Dam may begin June 15, Dixon said.
Since the reduction of releases at Jamestown Dam, the James River level in Jamestown has fallen more than 2 feet, he said.