OMAHA, Neb. — Releases from Pipestem Dam will be increased today to 500 cubic feet per second, and to 600 cfs tomorrow. Jamestown Dam will continue to release 400 cfs, for a total combined release of 1,000 cfs by Oct. 1.
Pipestem Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1457.4 feet, almost 15 feet above the base of the flood control zone and rising. The inflow is near 1,000 cfs. Jamestown Reservoir is currently at pool elevation 1431.2 feet, 0.2 feet above the base of the flood control zone and rising. The inflow is near 650 cfs. Basin conditions will be continuously evaluated and adjustments to the releases will be made as needed. The target date for evacuation of flood control storage from Pipestem and Jamestown reservoirs is Nov. 1.
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. 19-112