The James River in LaMoure County is expected to rise above the flood action stage in the next few days, according to Kimberly Robbins, LaMoure County emergency manager.

Robbins said the river level at the city of LaMoure is 11.5 feet and rising. The flood action stage is 12 feet.

Robbins said it takes between five and seven days for water released from Pipestem and Jamestown dams to reach LaMoure. The increases in releases made Saturday and Monday have not reached the city of LaMoure at this time.

"The city of LaMoure looks at its storm drains and culverts at this level," she said. "The rural residents will also have challenges as some township roads are still underwater from this spring."

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