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Published February 04, 2010, 08:24 AM

Weather Service Warns of Spring Flooding Risk

The National Weather Service says heavy, wet snow has caused a high probability of spring flooding in parts of western and central North Dakota.

By: Asssociated Press, WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The National Weather Service says heavy,

wet snow has caused a high probability of spring flooding in parts

of western and central North Dakota.

Allen Schlag, a hydrologist at the National Weather Service in

Bismarck, says some flooding is expected along the Knife River in

west-central North Dakota and in the Jamestown River Basin, from

LaMoure to the South Dakota border.

Schlag says there is a near-90 percent chance that Apple Creek,

between Bismarck and Menoken, will reach major flood stage of 17

feet.

Flooding was a big problem in the region last spring, with

National Guard troops using explosives to break up ice jams on the

Missouri River.

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