Jamestown (CSi)  The Army Corps of Engineers has reversed the previously announced water release at Pipestem Dam.

Bob Martin at Pipestem says the change on Thursday from the zero cfs. to 200, has been set back to zero cfs, on Friday.

The Jamestown Dam release will stay at the current 450 cfs, until further notice, the total release through the James River in Jamestown at this time.

He says the Pipestem Dam release was cut back to zero cfs. to accommodate Krappy production and keep higher water levels at the shoreline, for habitat purposes.

He added that around June 15 or 16 the Pipestem Dam release will increase to an appropriate level to meet the goal of lowering the flood storage area to freeze level up by September 1, 2017.

Depending on rainfall amounts, later this summer the Jamestown Dam release will be adjusted to meet inflows.



Jamestown  (CSi)  The Corps of Engineers has announced, water release changes on June 1, 2017.

Bob Martin at Pipestem says the release from Pipestem Dam is increased from zero to 200 cfs.

At Jamestown Dam the release is decreased from 650 cfs to 450 cfs.

There is no change in the combined release, still at 650 cfs in the James River in Jamestown.

Martin says Pipestem Reservoir is  21 feet into the flood storage area, with the goal to have it evacuated to the fall freeze up level by September 1, 2017.

Jamestown Reservoir is one foot into the flood storage area.