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Corps of Engineers assumes control of Lake Darling Dam, increases outflows

Published March 22, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is increasing the outflow from the Lake Darling Dam, located northwest of Minot, N.D., to 600 cubic feet per second today, March 22.

The Corps expects to increase the outflow from the dam next week. The amount will be based on the outflows being released from dams in Canada. The Corps of Engineers urges everyone down river of the dam to use extreme caution near the river in the coming days and weeks, since the ice will become increasingly fragile due to the increased flows.

The Corps assumed control of Lake Darling Dam from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service March 19 when the International Souris River Board declared a 1 in 10 flood event for the river.

The nearly 700 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 Corps’ Fiscal Year 2011 $175 million budget, nearly 2,800 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $271 million to the national economy. For more information, see



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