Opening of Lake Ashtabula Campgrounds Delayed Due To Flooding

BARNES CO., N.D. (KVRR) — The opening of the campground facilities at Lake Ashtabula is delayed due to impacts from flooding. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would have opened the campgrounds this past Sunday. But snowpack and flooding conditions are preventing safe access to most of the camping facilities. The affected campgrounds include East Ashtabula Crossing, West Ashtabula Crossing, Eggert’s…

Elevations On Lake Ashtabula And Reservation Dam Being Lowered

Preparing for potential spring snowmelt

ST. PAUL, Minn. — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is lowering reservoir elevations within the Red River Basin based on recent snow measurements, in order to prepare for potential spring snowmelt. The Corps is currently lowering the elevation of Lake Ashtabula, located near Valley City. It will be drawn down nearly 2 feet in time for spring runoff. Reservation Dam,…

Increased Water Outflow from Dam may Cause Unsafe Ice Conditions

The increased water outflow is due to recent snow surveys.

VALLEY CITY, N.D.–The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin adjusting the amount of water released from its Baldhill Dam near Valley City possibly creating unsafe ice conditions nearby. Water management officials will begin releasing 400 cubic feet per second of water on Monday, January 13 to increase the flood storage capacity within Lake Ashtabula. The increased water outflow is…

Valley City Leaders Declare Flood Emergency

They passed a resolution requesting emergency flood assistance.

VALLEY CITY, N.D .- Last week’s snowfall raised the Sheyenne River beyond flood stage. Now, the Baldhill Dam is being raised to prevent the lake from overflowing. “Right today it’s at 31, 3,100 feet per second, cubic feet per second, and they’re talking about tomorrow going to 3,500 cubic feet per second which takes us to the 15th foot range…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Increases Releases Baldhill Dam

The extra water could flood low lying areas and roads

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Minor flooding is expected along the Sheyenne River downstream of Baldhill Dam near Valley City. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing releases from the dam following the snowstorm. They are encouraging lakeshore property owners on Lake Ashtabula to take necessary precautions to protect their property. The extra water could flood low lying areas and roads….

Game and Fish Workers Stock 11 Million Walleye Fingerlings

Crews have stocked 140 lakes across the state with more than 11 million walleye fingerlings.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ The North Dakota Game and Fish Department says its workers have just completed one of the largest fish stocking efforts in the history of the agency. Crews have stocked 140 lakes across the state with more than 11 million walleye fingerlings from the Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery. Fisheries production leader Jerry Wiegel says the Garrison…

Zebra Mussels Found in North Dakota’s Ashtabula Lake, Sheyenne and Red Rivers

experts say people will need to check their boats and wash them to reduce the chances of the invasive species spreading

FARGO, N.D. –Game and Fish finds zebra mussels in one of North Dakota’s lakes. The last time they were found in the Red River in 2015. Zebra mussels were first found in the U.S. back in 1988, after contaminated cargo ships from Eastern Europe and Western Russia entered the Great Lakes. “Over the last 35 years, we’ve seen the gradual…