Garrison releases might wind down in 2 weeks

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers might start winding down water releases from Garrison Dam by the end of next week.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that a new schedule shows releases staying at 150,000 cubic feet per second through July 8, then beginning to decrease in increments of 5,000 cfs until 120,000 cfs is reached by July 18.

Corps spokesman Carlos Lazo says the new schedule is subject to change.

The corps is releasing record amounts of water through Missouri River dams because of heavy spring snowmelt and rain. The releases have led to flood damage and extensive diking in the Bismarck-Mandan area downstream.