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Official: Garrison, Oahe spring smelt spawn habitat promising for recovery

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Record water releases through the Garrison and Oahe (oh-AH’-hee) dams in the Dakotas during Missouri River flooding last year resulted in substantial losses of smelt, but the recovery could be quick.
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Lake Sakakawea officially declared frozen

January 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s a record-late freeze-up date for the Missouri River reservoir. Continue Reading

Reservoir releases down to trickle for rest of winter

January 5, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Releases from the Jamestown Dam dropped from 60 cubic feet per second to 12 cfs on Wednesday.
The decrease brings releases into line with standard winter operating procedures, according to Darrin Goetzfried, hydraulic engineer with the Bureau of Reclamation in Bismarck.
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Search continues for missing Jamestown Reservoir angler

December 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Authorities using a remote-operated vehicle with cameras and sonar were unsuccessful in finding a man authorities believe fell through the ice while fishing on the Jamestown Reservoir Sunday Continue Reading

NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS: Wet cycle means more fish habitiat

December 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

When it comes to fish movement, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department would prefer the natural expansion and not illegal introductions from random anglers acting as a sort of arm-chair fisheries biologists. Continue Reading

Corps of Engineers decreasing Jamestown, Pipestem reservoir releases

October 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Officials say reductions will continue every day for about a month, and with average precipitation, all of the flood control storage in the reservoirs will be gone by mid-November. Continue Reading

Reservoir releases to prompt diking efforts in Jamestown

August 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Jamestown officials say diking will be needed in some parts of the city because of increased water releases from the Jamestown and Pipestem reservoirs just to the north of the city. Continue Reading

Corps to increase releases from Jamestown, Pipestem reservoirs

August 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says heavy rainfall is prompting the corps to up the releases from the Jamestown and Pipestem reservoirs. Continue Reading

Army Corps of Engineers drawing down 4 Red watershed reservoirs

March 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is drawing down four of its reservoirs in the Red River watershed to prepare for the flood battle ahead. Continue Reading

Army Corps of Engineers drawing down 4 Red watershed reservoirs

March 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is drawing down four of its reservoirs in the Red River watershed to prepare for the flood battle ahead. Continue Reading