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Lake Darling inflows fall to 2,000 cubic feet per second, pool drawdown to 1,592 feet continues

Published April 18, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, continues to draw down Lake Darling’s pool elevation to 1,592 feet, now targeted to be met the week of April 22.

Inflow is currently estimated at 2,000 cubic feet per second and falling. Releases from the dam will remain at 2,800 cfs until the pool reaches an elevation of 1,592 feet or when local snow melt starts. Local melt is expected to start next week.

The elevation at 6 a.m. was 1,593 feet.

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

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Release no. 13-043