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Published March 02, 2010, 02:01 PM

Jamestown prepares for the worst

Jamestown, ND (WDAY TV) - Jamestown officials say the Spring flood outlook is not nearly as bad as last year at this time, but they're still preparing for the worst.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Congressman Earl Pomeroy joined city engineers and emergency managers to discuss what's in store for the future. Repairs are still needed for the city's sewer system and many county roads from damage last spring, but city leaders say they have move ahead with new concerns.

The Corps says it may have to release up to 18-hundred CFS.

Jerry Bergquist/Stutsman Co. Emergency Manager: "If we could keep it down to 1800 or below, that would be great. It's still going to require us to make preparations."

Next up is meetings with the Corps of Engineers on what to do. Last year, they were forced to release 32-hundred CFS into the James and Pipestem rivers.