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Pipestem Dam releases increased

JSSP Water and Lake

Releases from the Pipestem Dam were increased from 600 cubic feet per second to 700 cfs on Monday, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The Corps will evaluate conditions in the James River channel through Jamestown and may increase the releases to 800 cfs later this week.

Releases at the Jamestown Dam remain at 600 cfs for a combined release of 1,300 cfs and a potential combined release of 1,400 cfs by the end of the week.

Pipestem Reservoir is currently about 17.5 feet above its flood control level. Inflow to the reservoir continues at 950 cfs. Corps officials said the intent is to lower the levels of the Jamestown and Pipestem reservoirs to the flood control storage level by Nov. 1.

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