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Published December 09 2010

Corps to increase flows from White Rock Dam

ST. PAUL – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will increase discharges from White Rock Dam starting today to release excess inflows into Lake Traverse.

The unprecedented high flows must pass through Reservation Dam, into Mud Lake and out White Rock Dam.

Due to increased water flows on the Bois de Sioux River, ice conditions could deteriorate and become unsafe as far downstream as Wahpeton, N.D., and Breckenridge, Minn.

Ice fishermen and snowmobiles should be cautions, the corps said in a news release, and remember that no ice should be considered entirely safe.

The Bois de Sioux River is a tributary of the Red River, so releases from White Rock Dam ultimately flow down the Red.