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Lake Darling pool is being drawn down to 1,592 ft.

Published April 12, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is drawing down Lake Darling’s pool elevation to 1,592 feet.


Current releases from Lake Darling Dam of 2,800 cubic feet per second will be maintained to bring the pool down to this elevation by the end of next week.


The previous drawdown target elevation for Lake Darling was 1,593 feet. Drawing the pool down an extra foot will allow for approximately 9,000 acre-feet of additional storage.  With the current temperature forecast, there is not enough time before melt occurs to bring the pool down further without increasing discharge. 


The elevation at 6 a.m. was at 1,593.2 feet.


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


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