Faulty gauge boosts release from Jackson Lake

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Updated: 7/09 8:00 am

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A faulty water level monitor has increased the release of water from Jackson Lake.

The malfunction happened between Thursday and Monday. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials say as a result, they boosted the discharge rate from Jackson Lake Dam by almost 40 percent.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the gauge incorrectly showed that Jackson Lake had reached full capacity when in fact the lake was only 98 percent full.

Employees discovered the problem Monday morning.

Bureau officials say they'll keep releasing water at the higher rate for now. They say the higher rate shouldn't cause the water level in the lake to fall.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

 

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