Water Levels on Pokegama Lake to Rise Rapidly Over Next Few Days

By KBJR News 1

Water Levels on Pokegama Lake to Rise Rapidly Over Next Few Days

May 28, 2012 Updated May 28, 2012 at 11:51 AM CDT

Grand Rapids, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- With water levels expected to continue to rise over the next few days on the Pokegama Lake, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is asking property owners to move their boats, docks, lifts, etc. to higher ground.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District is anticipating that the Pokegama Lake will rise one to two feet over the next few days due to continued rainfall in the area. Crews have also decreased flow from the Pokegama Reservoir dam in order to alleviate some downstream flooding, which will also contribute to rising water levels.

Over the last four days, 3 to 4 inches of rain have already fallen in the Pokegama Lake area.

Corps of Engineers staff will continue to monitor the situation on the reservoirs and in the river both upstream and downstream.

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