July 27, 2011 at 1:51 am in The Jamestown Sun
Jamestown is holding back a record amount of water for this time of the year in its two flood-control dams.
Jamestown Reservoir was at 1,444.47 feet elevation on Tuesday afternoon and needs to drop 13.47 feet by Nov. 1, according to data from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service. Pipestem Dam was at 1,480.63 feet elevation and needs to drop by 38.13 feet by Nov. 1 as well.
“The problem is it keeps rising and it’s going to be a real balancing act to get rid of this water,” said Jerry Bergquist, Stutsman County emergency manager.