With an inch of rain already recorded in the last 24 hours and still more on the way, the Army Core of Engineers at Dillon Dam is taking precautions. The area is under a special directive and they are operating on cautious conditions. Based on information from the gages downstream, they are releasing almost 9 and a half feet of water at the out flow. The engineers are cautiously monitoring the situation, and they are asking the residents who live around the rivers and streams to do the same. If the rain continues the dam will begin to shut down, and the lake will start storing water, but this all depends on what the McConnelsville gauge reads.