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Associated Press, Published June 19 2013

Jamestown, Pipestem reservoirs beginning to drop

BISMARCK — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says releases from Jamestown Reservoir will be decreased to 900 cubic feet per second and Pipestem Reservoir releases will be increased to 300 cubic feet per second.

The corps says both reservoirs have peaked and are beginning to drop, and the combined release will remain at 1,200 cubic feet per second. Depending on rainfall, the combined release is expected to continue until the first week of July.

Jamestown Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1,439.1 feet which results in 18 percent of the flood pool occupied. Pipestem Reservoir is at pool elevation 1,474 feet, which results in 41 percent of the flood pool occupied.

High stages will continue for several weeks near the state line as release reductions work their way downstream.

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