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turtle lake level

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I've not been out much and quit reading the local fish wrap paper. Is the level down? Is the outlet completed and moving water thru? I'm curious, who controls the flow? Township, county, state? Glad you guys out there got some relief. I drove by this spring/summer, pretty surreal. It's hard to figure how high some waters are and not far away, low and small sloughs dried up. Some of our favorite small potholes near Pelican Rapids have dried up and around the corner Olaf is flooding. Weird!

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The level is dropping. The drop is not rapid, but it is steady. I no longer pace the floor at night when the rains come.

Outlet is completed, water is moving. The control is by the county. In addition, there is a control structure on the North Turtle outlet, and that is now open too. This will slow the rate of drop on S. Turtle with the additional inflow. Now the North Turtle floks will also get some relief.

The outlet pipe on S. Turtle is 30 inches in diameter, but when it comes out the other end 3000 plus feet away, the pipe runs about half full.

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