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Associated Press, Published April 12 2012

Jamestown Reservoir at normal summer water level

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Water managers say the Jamestown Reservoir is at its normal summer water level.

It's a welcome change from a year ago, when the reservoir was handling record amounts of water from rain and melting snow.

The reservoir is north of the city of Jamestown and provides flood protection for the city. The Corps of Engineers says it has reached its normal summer elevation of 1,431.3 feet above sea level.

The agency says the reservoir will be able to provide water for recreation and irrigation, and the releases won't hurt the Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.