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Published April 03, 2013, 09:15 AM

Corps ups flow at dam northwest of Minot

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has increased the outflow from the Lake Darling Dam northwest of Minot because of an updated forecast by the National Weather Service and the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has increased the outflow from the Lake Darling Dam northwest of Minot because of an updated forecast by the National Weather Service and the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency.

The corps says the Lake Darling flow was upped to 1,500 cubic feet per second after the agencies conducted aerial surveys of the basin and confirmed additional water content within the snowpack on the ground in Canada.

The corps says it is continuing to monitor ice conditions downstream of the dam and is regulating outflows to minimize potential ice jams. Ice conditions are expected to continue to deteriorate in the coming days.

The corps assumed control of Lake Darling Dam from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on March 19.

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