June 2, 2011

Unprecedented releases

Tom Roe, Bismarck, has fished the upper stretch of the Missouri River hundreds of times. On Saturday, Roe stood above the Tailrace staring down at a furious, frothing, nearly-unrecognizable river.
“To see it now is just incredible,” he marveled.
Due to a Lake Sakakawea that is nearing capacity, for the first time in the Garrison Dam’s nearly 60-year history the dam’s spillway gates are being used to drain excess water from Lake Sakakawea into the Missouri River.

The Weather Network