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Water levels climbing at Pipestem, decreasing at Jamestown Reservoir

Jamestown received a little more than 10 inches of precipitation in April and May combined, according to measurements taken at the North Dakota State Hospital.

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The water levels at Pipestem Reservoir are still climbing, according to Bob Martin, interim Pipestem Dam manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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JAMESTOWN – Water levels at Pipestem Reservoir are still climbing while they are going down at Jamestown Reservoir, according to Bob Martin, interim Pipestem Dam manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Martin said the water levels at Pipestem have increased to 1,478 feet above mean sea level because there is about 460 cubic feet per second flowing into the reservoir while water releases are at 400 cfs.

Water levels at Jamestown Reservoir have decreased to about 1,441.8 feet AMSL. Releases remain at 800 cfs at Jamestown Reservoir.

“This could all change with significant precip again,” Martin said.

Jamestown received a little more than 10 inches of precipitation in April and May combined, according to measurements taken at the North Dakota State Hospital. Normal precipitation for April and May is about a total of 4.6 inches.

Masaki Ova joined The Jamestown Sun in August 2021 as a reporter. He grew up on a farm near Pingree, N.D. He majored in communications at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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