Spring Flood Levels

POSTED BY: News Department
Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 06:23 PM
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It’s been just the start of what’s to come, flood season is barely out of the gate and already levels are higher then normal. The engineers at Dillon Dam are still monitoring for the winter pool. The levels are currently a foot and a half too high, but this weekend the water reached seven hundred and thirty seven - about 3 feet above normal. The ground isn’t fully saturated, but this time of year Mother Nature isn’t always friendly. The engineers monitor the gauges on a daily basis. Cliff Kilpatrick, resource manager, added that the current levels are a drop in the bucket compared to what the dam can withstand. The concrete structure can hold back a maximum of 7 hundred and 90 feet of water.

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