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Released On: March 21, 2013

Alcova Reservoir Water Level to Rise
Mills, Wyo. -- The annual filling of Alcova Reservoir will begin on Monday, Apr. 1, according to Wyoming Area Manager, Coleman Smith.

During April, the reservoir will rise approximately 10 feet to the summer irrigation operating level. The rate of rise will average approximately 5 inches per day. Upon reaching the summer irrigation operating level, the reservoir will remain at elevation 5498 plus or minus 1 foot until October 1. "This increase in reservoir level will be completed by May 1 to allow deliveries to the Casper-Alcova Irrigation District Canal," Smith said.

Recreationists and reservoir users are advised to take proper precautions associated with the rising reservoir level.

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