The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a spillway release from Norfork Dam, which began Friday afternoon at 1. Anticipated releases will total 6,600 cubic feet per second, the Corps say. Combined with one hydropower unit running around the clock, the total release will be 9,500 c.f.s.
The release is in response to the forecast of rainfall, which the Corp says could exceed flood storage in many of the lakes in the White River Basin. Releases will be made in response to the on-the ground impacts to best minimize flood damages, the Corps adds.
The Water Management staff has been and will continue to be engaged and proactive in responding to the conditions, the Corps says.