It’s only an early prediction, but today’s release estimate from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made me let out and even-larger sigh of relief as I am now one of those Jamestown residents who lives in a house by the river.
Those early predictions say to expect between 1,200 and 1,800 cubic feet per second of water to be sent through Jamestown this spring. That’s not an insignificant number, but it’s far easier to handle than the 3,000+ cfs we saw in 2009.
Let’s just hope the weather stays dry and warms up gradually.
For more information, read our story in Saturday’s Sun. Also, be sure to check out and bookmark the Stutsman Emergency Management blog. They’ll be keeping it updated with all sorts of information as flood season approaches and it will be worth your while to pay attention to it. It’s also one of the featured blogs on The Sun’s website.
UPDATE: Here’s a link to the full Sun story on what water levels to expect, according to early estimates.