Dalrymple request study of Lake Darling Dam

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Governor Jack Dalrymple on Friday asked U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe to initiate an engineering study that would detail the implications of enlarging the Lake Darling Dam for increased water storage capacity. The dam is located upstream of Minot and other communities along the Mouse River.

“It was a positive phone call,” Dalrymple said. “Director Ashe said he will begin the process of figuring out how best to conduct a study.  Indications are that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is willing to work with us in finding solutions that provide greater flood protection from Lake Darling Dam.

“We will continue to work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials and with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to identify possible operational changes and other alternatives that will provide improved flood protection,” Dalrymple said. “The highest priority in managing our dams must be flood protection.”

Dalrymple also continues working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to consider modifications to its operating plan for greater flexibility in the dam’s management during periods of flood risk.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife  Service owns and operates Lake Darling Dam, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes over the dam’s management during periods of flood risk.

Source: Office of Governor Dalyrmple

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