604  
FGUS73 KBIS 222319  
ESFBIS  
NDC009-013-049-075-101-232330-  
 
HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND  
619 PM CDT WED MAR 22 2017  
 
...INCREASED RELEASES FROM UPSTREAM RESERVOIRS WILL IMPACT WATER  
LEVELS ON THE SOURIS RIVER...  
 
INCREASED RELEASES OUT OF ALAMEDA DAM IN SASKATCHEWAN ARE MAKING  
THEIR WAY DOWNSTREAM TO LAKE DARLING. THIS EXTRA WATER WILL NEED  
TO BE PASSED THROUGH LAKE DARLING TO LEAVE ITS FLOOD STORAGE  
AVAILABLE FOR USE DURING PEAK SNOW MELT IN THE COMING WEEKS. LAKE  
DARLING DISCHARGES HAVE ALREADY BEEN INCREASED TO 1000 CUBIC FEET  
PER SECOND (CFS) AND WILL INCREMENTALLY INCREASE OVER THE COMING  
DAYS TO 1200 CFS BY THE END OF THIS WEEK. FURTHER INCREASES ARE  
EXPECTED AFTERWARDS AS SNOW MELT ABOVE LAKE DARLING INTENSIFIES  
AND RUNOFF BEGINS IN EARNEST.  
 
AS RIVER LEVELS RISE OVER THE COMING DAYS, FLOOD WARNINGS AND MORE  
INFORMATION SHOULD BE EXPECTED FOR THE SOURIS RIVER FORECAST  
POINTS.  
 
THOSE WITH INTERESTS ALONG THE SOURIS RIVER SHOULD BE PREPARED  
FOR RISING RIVER LEVELS.  
 

 
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