OMAHA, Neb. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing the releases at Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs today to 400 cubic feet per second at each project for a total of 800 cfs.
Heavy rain fell in the upper James River Basin on Friday and Friday night. Two to six inches of rain fell above both Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs. cauing Inflows to increase, and the reservoirs to rise.
Jamestown Reservoir is currently at a pool elevation of 1430.8 feet. Pipestem Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1445.4 feet and rising rapidly. The flood control storage at Jamestown and Pipestem reservoirs will be evacuated by November, unless significant rainfall occurs.
The Corps of Engineers is coordinating with the Bureau of Reclamation and the City of Jamestown. Combined releases could increase if basin conditions warrant.
Release no. 19-109