According to the Three Rivers Park District, the flow rate at the St. Cloud Dam is projected to increase from approximately 15,000 cfs June 21, to nearly 29,000 cfs by Monday, June 24.
Flow rates at the Coon Rapids Dam are expected to increase significantly over the next several days as well, the park district states in a press release.
The flow rate at the Coon Rapids Dam was about 15,000 cfs June 21, it states.
A flow rate estimate is not available for the Coon Rapids Dam, but if the flow rate exceeds 35,000 cfs at the dam, the elevation of the recreational pool behind the dam could exceed the planned year-round 830.1 foot above sea level elevation, the press release states.
The gates not closed off with the coffer dam as part of the phase one reconstruction project at the dam will be completely open to maximize their capabilities in allowing water flow over the dam, according to the press release.
The Three Rivers Park District owns and operates the dam.