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River Level Update

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Canadian dams continue to increase the discharge of water in advance of what's-termed an above average snowmelt this spring.

Rafferty Dam is now releasing 567 cubic feet per second, while Alameda is putting out 453 CFS.

That's the highest total output of the spring at 1,020 CFS.

Meanwhile, the latest information from the Corps of Engineers is that Lake Darling Dam is discharging 800 CFS.

Water managers say they have to be careful about releasing too much water into a river bed that is still mainly frozen for fear of creating ice jams and sudden rises in the river level.

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