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Upper Missouri River basin runoff remains high

August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Runoff continues to be above normal in the upper Missouri River basin, but it isn’t leading to any flooding concerns.

The Army Corps of Engineers says runoff above Sioux City, Iowa, in July was 33 percent above normal. Water…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Test results indicate E. coli present in parts of Lake Osakis

July 23, 2013 in The Osakis Review

Three of six water samples taken from Lake Osakis indicated elevated E. coli levels. Continue Reading

City still waiting for runoff test results

July 16, 2013 in The Osakis Review

As of Monday, July 15, the city of Osakis has not received test results regarding the impact of a water runoff event that flowed into Lake Osakis. Continue Reading

Bad storm forces runoff into Lake Osakis

July 11, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The extreme rain event that moved through the Osakis area June 20-21 forced the release of rainwater runoff that had reportedly infiltrated the city’s sewer system.
How much was released remains unknown, according to Osakis City Council member Kyle Kostrzewski. Continue Reading

City awaits results after runoff flows into Lake Osakis

July 3, 2013 in The Osakis Review

Kostrzewski: ‘We have no further information until we get the results’ Continue Reading

Sauk River Watershed meeting held

September 11, 2012 in The Osakis Review

A detailed report on the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study conducted on Smith, Faille and Osakis lakes was discussed on August 28 at the Osakis High School auditorium.
The meeting was hosted by the Sauk River Watershed District and facilitated by Joe Bischoff, consultant with Wenck Associates Engineering Firm. About 40 people attended the meeting, which is part of the process of determining nutrient sources going into the three lakes, and what to do about them. Continue Reading

Watershed meeting focuses on goals in difficult era

June 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Feedlot runoff causing problems; fix is to ask producers to lessen waste. Continue Reading

Corps: Missouri River reservoirs ready for spring runoff

March 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the Missouri River reservoirs have begun the spring runoff season with slightly more space than the normal amount for flood control storage. Continue Reading

Report: Excessive nutrients damaging Great Lakes

March 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A U.S.-Canadian report says parts of the Great Lakes are suffering from excessive nutrients such as phosphorus, which promote growth of algae blooms that can damage ecosystems and human health. Continue Reading

Report: Excessive nutrients damaging Great Lakes

March 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A U.S.-Canadian report says parts of the Great Lakes are suffering from excessive nutrients such as phosphorus, which promote growth of algae blooms that can damage ecosystems and human health. Continue Reading