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Corps of Engineers plans brief outflow reduction at Baldhill Dam

Published Aug. 4, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is reducing outflows into the Sheyenne River at Baldhill Dam, located northwest of Valley City, N.D., to around 50 cubic feet per second, or CFS, beginning Friday, Aug. 7.

Outflows are being reduced in order to perform gage maintenance and pipeline infrastructure maintenance downstream of Baldhill Dam. Corps staff lowered Lake Ashtabula water levels to elevation 1,265.4 feet in order to store the water. The pool is expected to climb to an elevation near 1,266.3 feet during this time. 

Corps staff plan to resume normal outflows of 800 cfs by August 12.  

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 2014 $100 million budget, nearly 1,600 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $155 million to the national economy. For more information, see


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