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Corps of Engineers increases Lake Darling outflows to 2,300 cfs

Published April 3, 2013

 ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, increased the outflow from the Lake Darling Dam, located northwest of Minot, N.D., to 2,300 cubic feet per second, or cfs, today, April 3.

The Corps plans to hold the releases from the dam at this level until the reservoir elevation drops to 1,593 feet. Barring any future precipitation, the level will be reached around April 12. After the reservoir level is lowered to 1,593 feet, the Corps will reduce the outflows to allow the snowpack moisture to run through the system.

The Corps will begin increasing the reservoir elevation to 1,597 feet, the full summer supply level, after the melt begins.

For the most recent forecast, which includes the Corps’ latest increase, please visit the National Weather Service website at:

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