The spring's first major water releases along the Souris-Mouse River system are underway.
This afternoon, officials at Lake Darling Dam opened the gates to allow
23-hundred cubic feet per second of water through - the largest release in nearly two years at the dam.
That same amount is expected to be coming from Canada within the next few days.
For now, Canadian releases are well below the 23-hundred level.
Automated reports say they are putting out about 17-hundred CFS now, and that is pushing the level of Lake Darling slightly lower - with outflow higher than inflow for now.