National Guard dropping 1-ton sandbags on eroding dam, Valley City concerned about rain
CLAUSEN SPRINGS DAM, N.D. - The earthen dam three miles from the evacuated town of Kathryn began showing signs of erosion about 3 this morning, prompting quick response forces to fly night-time missions and drop 1-ton sandbags into the swelling waters.
Lt. Col. Rick Smith, a public affairs officer for the North Dakota National Guard, said up to 60 of the large sandbags could be in place by the end of today.
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