OMAHA, Neb. --
Pipestem Reservoir has initiated summer releases to evacuate flood control storage by a target date of Sept. 1, 2019. Releases were increased to 200 cfs today, and will be stepped up to the expected summer release of 450 cfs tomorrow.
Pipestem Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1470.7 feet, which is 28.2 feet above the base of the flood pool, or approximately 35% full. Inflows into the reservoir are currently 0 cfs. Basin conditions and inflows to the reservoir will be continuously evaluated and adjustments to the releases will be made as needed.
Jamestown Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1430.7 feet, approximately 0.3 feet below the base of the flood control pool. Jamestown Dam is owned and operated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and releases from the flood pool are directed by the Army Corps of Engineers.
High river flows continue on the James River in South Dakota, and conditions on the entire James River basin are considered in determining project releases.
For additional information, contact the Omaha District Public Affairs Office at (402) 995-2417.
Release no. 19-085