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Baldhill Dam discharges to fluctuate this week

Published Sept. 24, 2019
Lake Ashtabula is located 12 miles northwest of Valley City, N.D., and is situated in one of the most scenic river valleys in the region, offering visitors a wide range of recreation opportunities. The lake offers activities for every season of the year. Fishing and snowmobiling are available in the winter. The spring and fall bring a beautiful view of the migrating waterfowl. There are plenty of activities available in the summer, such as fishing, boating, camping, swimming and picnicking.

Lake Ashtabula is located 12 miles northwest of Valley City, N.D., and is situated in one of the most scenic river valleys in the region, offering visitors a wide range of recreation opportunities. The lake offers activities for every season of the year. Fishing and snowmobiling are available in the winter. The spring and fall bring a beautiful view of the migrating waterfowl. There are plenty of activities available in the summer, such as fishing, boating, camping, swimming and picnicking.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Citizens will see fluctuating flows along the Sheyenne River this week. Lakeshore users around Lake Ashtabula may need to take action to secure property located on the shoreline, as it may be impacted.  

At the request of the Barnes County Sheriff’s Department, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will sharply reduce flows at Baldhill Dam. Discharges will be decreased today, Sept. 24, from around 1,800 cubic feet per second, or CFS, to 100 cfs, followed by a quick increase on Thursday, Sept. 26, to more than 2,000 cfs. Lake Ashtabula is forecasted to increase 1.5 feet above its current elevation to 1,267.5 NGVD 29.

The public is urged to use caution near the Sheyenne and Lake Ashtabula during this time as currents and depths could change quickly.  

 

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Release no. 19-070