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Would you like to see the flow of the Souris River maintained year-round?

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disgusted

May-28-13 6:26 PM

I NEVER said I wanted 70cfs. That is the level that ran all winter. I think it should be higher. Not necessarily 1500 cfs. I was using that number as an example of what maintaining would mean to keep the water level lower at Lake Darling.

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sunup00

May-28-13 10:57 AM

disgusted...Your all over the place first you want less water released "70cfs". Then you want more water "1500cfs" release for the hole winter!? Thats almost 22% more water flowing for the hole winter. What would it look like in the spring then, because do to run off and the ground water levels the reservoir will still be full come spring.

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EarlyBird

May-28-13 8:16 AM

Disgusted.. have you ever been curious what Minot does with the lagoon septic waters every year? We watch that crap flow by during the winter when the river has a good ice cover everywhere except where the water keeps it open at structures. A huge fish kill can be seen pretty much every year downstream of Minot. I like the little reservoirs at Darling and Grano but not for fishing, I like that stored water because it helps feed the ground water aquifers.

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disgusted

May-27-13 3:57 PM

Early, 70 cfs over winter is ah whole lot different that 4-5,000cfs in the spring. WE have been asking them to keep the flow at a steady flow all winter. ex. 1500cfs

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EarlyBird

May-27-13 10:40 AM

lol... Disgusted, I'm sure maintaining the flow is how the water level is maintained...lol!! have a great Decoration/Memorial day!!

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disgusted

May-27-13 8:03 AM

Earlybird, I know you are not that shortsighted. You must be an avid fisherman. Those dams are multi-faceted, which man implemented. You're right, the fish didn't, but one facet is to protect the fish for the fisherman. That is why the CORPS would not drop Lake Darling the additional foot requested by Zimbleman. The dams are for recreation, water power, and THEN and only then holding water.

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EarlyBird

May-27-13 7:39 AM

Ouch disgusted.. what do you think the damns are for.. visual effect. The amount of water released from each Reservoir is calculated and controlled by people not the birds or fish. WHEW!!

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disgusted

May-27-13 2:03 AM

In the past, the winter CFS is about 70 compared 5,000 in the spring or in that ball park, so no it has not been maintained. It should be so that people in low lying areas of Logan, Towner, etc don't get hit with high water every spring. The fish don't know they are being displaced and the fisherman will have to deal with the chance of fewer fish in Lake Darling.

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locomotive

May-26-13 11:36 PM

billgitmo - left-wing fascist Democrat, I presume.

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EarlyBird

May-26-13 9:00 PM

With all the damns and retaining structures I'm pretty sure the flow is and has been maintained for quite some time now. Is this a trick question or what??

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