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Corps will open Reservation Dam on Monday

Published Jan. 20, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will open Reservation Dam, near Wheaton, Minn., Monday, Jan. 23, due to recent warmer weather and higher than normal inflow into Lake Traverse.

Corps officials anticipate outflows of up to 1,000 cubic feet per second by Monday. Water may flow on top of the ice on Mud Lake all the way to Wahpeton, N.D. 

Due to the change to outflows and lowering of Lake Traverse, Corps officials caution everyone to be vigilant if they intend to go on the ice. As always, ice conditions can change rapidly and no ice is 100 percent safe.

The nearly 600 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2016 $78 million budget, nearly 1,250 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $120 million to the national economy. For more information, see


Release no. 17-014