The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is closely monitoring conditions in the Sheyenne River Basin and at Baldhill Dam, located near Valley City, North Dakota, in the wake of the recent winter storm, rain events and forecasted rain.
Snowmelt from the historic, late-winter storm along with rain is forecasted to produce above normal stream flows. Widespread rain forecasted today and tomorrow is creating uncertain runoff conditions that the Corps is closely monitoring.
Outflows from Baldhill Dam have been increased during this week in advance of this event to create room in the reservoir for the anticipated runoff from snow and rain. Outflow will be increased today up to 3,000 cubic feet per second and will be adjusted as needed to manage runoff flowing into the reservoir. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the forecasted lake level and releases which will be updated daily during this runoff event.
Current and historic lake levels and releases can be accessed at www.mvp-wc.usace.army.mil or https://water.usace.army.mil. All Corps’ reservoirs are operated in accordance with detailed water control manuals to ensure the system performs as designed.
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Release no. 22-034
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