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Corps decreases outflow from Baldhill Dam

Published Aug. 6, 2014
VALLEY CITY, N.D. -- Water flows through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District's Baldhill Dam, near Valley City, N.D., July 31.

VALLEY CITY, N.D. -- Water flows through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District's Baldhill Dam, near Valley City, N.D., July 31.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will decrease outflows into the Sheyenne River at Baldhill Dam, located northeast of Valley City, ND, to around 50 cubic feet per second (or cfs) on Friday, Aug. 8. 

Lake Ashtabula will be lowered to around elevation 1,265.3 feet by Aug. 7. Outflows will be reduced to around 50 cfs on Aug. 7 and 8 and held there until Aug. 12. The pool is expected to climb to around elevation 1,266.5 feet during this time. Outflow is expected to be raised to around 1,200 cfs by Aug. 13, and the pool will be back in band within a week. 

Reduced flows are needed in order to conduct mussel surveys in the Sheyenne River and perform gage maintenance downstream of Baldhill Dam.  

The nearly 650 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 www.mvp.usace.army.mil.

 

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