May 27, 2011 at 2:18 am in The Jamestown Sun
BISMARCK City officials unveiled plans Thursday for a temporary dike system to protect most of south Bismarck against the flooding Missouri River, which could rise another 4 feet in less than a month.
Some rural riverfront neighborhoods were being advised Thursday to evacuate, and the Red Cross opened a shelter at a north Bismarck middle school. The Dakota Zoo, located in a riverside park, was being evacuated.
The Army Corps of Engineers, which has been releasing about 75,000 cubic feet per second of water from the Missouri’s Garrison Dam upstream, increased its scheduled releases Thursday.