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Published March 18, 2010, 09:42 AM

Linton Flood Fight

Beaver Creek continues to rise and threaten the south central North Dakota town of Linton, but the National Weather Service expects it to crest much lower than it did last year.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

LINTON, N.D. (AP) - Beaver Creek continues to rise and threaten

the south central North Dakota town of Linton, but the National

Weather Service expects it to crest much lower than it did last

year.

The creek is expected to crest over the weekend at 14.3 feet,

about 4½ feet lower than last year, when the creek hit an all-time

high, washing out bridges and roads and swamping about 70 homes.

Residents have been busy sandbagging. As many as 10,000 might be

used to guard against the rising water.

Emmons County Emergency Manager Mary Senger says officials are

cautiously optimistic that the water will not get high enough this

spring to do major damage.

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