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Published May 25, 2011, 09:50 AM

Missouri River Flooding

An Army Corps of Engineers manager says the Missouri River at Bismarck could go 2 feet above flood stage soon.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - An Army Corps of Engineers manager says

the Missouri River at Bismarck could go 2 feet above flood stage

soon.

City officials said Tuesday the rising river may flood some

southwest Bismarck neighborhoods and cause basement water problems.

Police Chief Keith Witt says no one needs to evacuate yet.

Corps project manager Todd Lindquist says the river could rise

to 18 feet as more water goes through the Garrison Dam. Flooding

starts at 16 feet.

Lindquist says water releases from the dam are rising to 85,000

cubic feet per second by Monday.

Burleigh County Commissioner Jim Peluso (puh-LEW'-soh) says

south Bismarck residents are worried about how widespread the

flooding will be.

City officials believe the river flooding will affect parts of

southwest Bismarck.

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