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Forum staff reports, Published April 07 2013

Corps releases lake drawdown assessment

ST. PAUL – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has released a draft environmental assessment on a proposed change to the Baldhill Dam Water Control Manual that would allow increased drawdowns at Lake Ashtabula near Valley City, N.D.

The assessment is available for public review until May 12.

The modification would change the maximum allowable drawdown elevation from 1,257 feet to 1,255 feet. The purpose of the change is to reduce the flood risk for Valley City.

The assessment can be viewed and downloaded at http://tinyurl.com/bs64c7j.

Comments can be emailed to Megan.K.McGuire@us

ace.army.mil, or mailed to 180 E. 5th St., Ste. 700, St. Paul, MN 55101-1678.

All comments will be available to the public. Commenters are requested not to include personal privacy information, such as home addresses or home phone numbers, in their comments unless they do not object to such information being made available to the public.

For more information, call Megan McGuire at (651) 290-5990.