Corps to Lower Bowman-Haley Reservoir
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that they will draw down a reservoir in southwestern North Dakota. Starting on August 22, the Corps will begin releasing water to draw down the Bowman-Haley Reservoir about 2.4 feet to pool elevation 2747.5 feet. The drawdown of the reservoir, located 15 miles southeast of Bowman, is so the Corps can perform maintenance on the reservoir gates starting September 10.
The Corps estimates that it will take about two weeks to complete the drawdown. When finished, the lake levels will be similar to record lows of 2747.6 feet, which was reached in 1992.
The Corps plan to address ice damage from the last several years to the low level gate. They will also replace some parts of the gate and install a new ice shield.
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