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Darling Releases Increase

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Rain has given way to some nice weather the last few days...but for another reminder that we are in a very wet cycle, all you have to do is look at the current releases from the Lake Darling Dam.

Last Friday the releases were increased from 950 cubic feet per second up to 1250 CFS.

The average for this time of year according to Tom Pabian with the Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge is anywhere from 100 CFS...to none at all.

The level of Darling currently sits just a bit above the normal operating level, and this increase in outflow will basically match flows coming into the lake now keeping it at the same level.

Rain that fell above Darling stretched north into Canada filling up Boundary reservoir.

That led to increased releases from Rafferty Dam and that water is now reaching Darling.

Pabian says the plan is to keep releases at 1250 for the remainder of the month, unless more rain requires another increase.

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