Home > Media > News Releases

Contact Public Affairs

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District
Public Affairs Office
180 5th St. E., Suite 700
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: (651) 290-5807
Fax: (651) 290-5752
cemvp-pa@usace.army.mil 
Aerial image of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam

Bookmark and Share Email Print

Posted 2/6/2019

Release no. 19-020


ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, began increasing releases from Baldhill Dam on the Sheyenne River near Valley City, North Dakota, today due to recent snow water equivalency measurements.

As of this morning, Feb. 6, Lake Ashtabula’s pool elevation was 1,262.8 feet and releases were increased to 150 cubic feet per second, or cfs. Based on our operating procedures, we target a drawdown of the reservoir’s pool to 1,255 feet by April 1 to allow capacity for snowmelt. Releases from the dam will be increased gradually to 250 cfs. Additional releases to as much as 400 cfs may be necessary to reach the target pool elevation.

PUBLIC SAFETY: Everyone is urged to use caution if on the Sheyenne River, as the increase in flows from Baldhill Dam will change downstream ice conditions.

– 30 –

Baldhill Dam Lake Ashtabula North Dakota Sheyenne River St. Paul District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Valley City