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Corps resumes Lake Traverse releases

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District
Published Oct. 25, 2021

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will resume releases at Reservation Dam at Lake Traverse, near Wheaton, Minnesota, beginning today.

Late summer and early fall precipitation brought Lake Traverse above its target level. The current level of Lake Traverse is 977.35 feet. Water releases from Reservation Dam will be increased to lower the lake approximately half a foot prior to freeze up. Releases are expected to be less than 300 cubic feet per second

The pool elevation for Mud Lake, which is downstream of Lake Traverse and Reservation Dam, will increase to 972 feet (3.5 inches from the current elevation) and then water received from Reservation Dam will be released from White Rock Dam and into the Bois de Sioux River.

Current and historical lake levels and releases can be accessed at or

All Corps of Engineers reservoirs are operated in accordance with approved water control manuals to ensure the system performs as designed.

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