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Releases rising

August 16, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

Water releases from the Jamestown and Pipestone reservoirs have already been increased to 1,900 cubic feet per second, with more increases on the way, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday.
Information on how the releases will affect people and property was scant Monday as engineers from the corps, Stutsman County, the city of Jamestown, Bureau of Reclamation and Interstate Engineering were still gathering information.
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Bicycle race Sunday at Pipestem

August 12, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

High water levels this year will make the annual Gear Grinder Mountain Bike Race at Pipestem Dam a little tougher than usual.
Areas on the trails that have been used in the past are underwater, so mountain bikers will be forced to navigate a new route, said Ken Gardner, trail manager at Pipestem Dam.
“Anytime the elevation of the trail drops down, we’re underwater. So we had to reroute the trail,” Gardner said. Continue Reading

Bicycle race Sunday at Pipestem

August 12, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

High water levels this year will make the annual Gear Grinder Mountain Bike Race at Pipestem Dam a little tougher than usual.
Areas on the trails that have been used in the past are underwater, so mountain bikers will be forced to navigate a new route, said Ken Gardner, trail manager at Pipestem Dam.
“Anytime the elevation of the trail drops down, we’re underwater. So we had to reroute the trail,” Gardner said. Continue Reading

Bicycle race Sunday at Pipestem

August 12, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

High water levels this year will make the annual Gear Grinder Mountain Bike Race at Pipestem Dam a little tougher than usual.
Areas on the trails that have been used in the past are underwater, so mountain bikers will be forced to navigate a new route, said Ken Gardner, trail manager at Pipestem Dam.
“Anytime the elevation of the trail drops down, we’re underwater. So we had to reroute the trail,” Gardner said. Continue Reading

Bicycle race Sunday at Pipestem

August 12, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

High water levels this year will make the annual Gear Grinder Mountain Bike Race at Pipestem Dam a little tougher than usual.
Areas on the trails that have been used in the past are underwater, so mountain bikers will be forced to navigate a new route, said Ken Gardner, trail manager at Pipestem Dam.
“Anytime the elevation of the trail drops down, we’re underwater. So we had to reroute the trail,” Gardner said.
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Bicycle race Sunday at Pipestem

August 12, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

High water levels this year will make the annual Gear Grinder Mountain Bike Race at Pipestem Dam a little tougher than usual.
Areas on the trails that have been used in the past are underwater, so mountain bikers will be forced to navigate a new route, said Ken Gardner, trail manager at Pipestem Dam.
“Anytime the elevation of the trail drops down, we’re underwater. So we had to reroute the trail,” Gardner said. Continue Reading

Bicycle race Sunday at Pipestem

August 12, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

High water levels this year will make the annual Gear Grinder Mountain Bike Race at Pipestem Dam a little tougher than usual.
Areas on the trails that have been used in the past are underwater, so mountain bikers will be forced to navigate a new route, said Ken Gardner, trail manager at Pipestem Dam.
“Anytime the elevation of the trail drops down, we’re underwater. So we had to reroute the trail,” Gardner said. Continue Reading

High dam releases put extra load on sanitary sewer, city staff

August 12, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

Local officials say the continued combined releases of 1,800 cubic feet per second will continue to place strains on the city’s sanitary and storm sewer systems. It is also requiring a higher level of management.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a water release plan Wednesday that includes 1,800 cfs releases through mid-to-late October. In previous years, releases of that level commonly ended no later than June.
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High dam releases put extra load on sanitary sewer, city staff

August 12, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

Local officials say the continued combined releases of 1,800 cubic feet per second will continue to place strains on the city’s sanitary and storm sewer systems. It is also requiring a higher level of management.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a water release plan Wednesday that includes 1,800 cfs releases through mid-to-late October. In previous years, releases of that level commonly ended no later than June.
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Releases can’t keep up with high inflows at reservoirs

July 27, 2011 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.
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