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The National Weather Service will be doing an assessment of the moisture content of this weekend's snowstorm in the next couple of days.

Weather Service officials say what's called a 'gamma flight' will be made to probe the snow to determine how much water has been added to the Souris-Mouse River system.

The data will be used to help the Corps of Engineers update its water management plan for the river.

The chief of water management with the Corps' St. Paul office says the current plan is to keep releases from Lake Darling Dam at 28-hundred CFS until Friday, when they're scheduled to be cut back.

By then, the level of the lake is expected to be at or slightly below the target of 1,592 feet.

However, Ferris Chamberlin of the Corps said the plan could be altered if the water content of the new snow causes a change in the runoff forecast.

He says that it appears the system is well positioned to handle the expected snowmelt runoff on the river.

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