Corps studying two N.D. embankmentsThe Army Corps of Engineers is studying the safety of two embankments in North Dakota designed to store high water backed up by Missouri River dams.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is studying the safety of two embankments in North Dakota designed to store high water backed up by Missouri River dams.
The earthen embankments provide protection in the Williston and Fort Yates areas during times of high water. Both have been given a rating of moderate to high risk after the corps evaluated its inventory of 630 dams to help set priorities for funding, investigations and work.
Corps spokesman Paul Johnston says the two North Dakota embankments present no immediate danger to the public, though the corps will implement risk-reduction measures at both projects while officials study whether more work is warranted. The measures will include updating emergency action plans and conducting training exercises with emergency management agencies.