UPDATE: Evacuations previously advised in Barnes county near dam

Published: May. 13, 2022 at 4:16 AM CDT
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KATHRYN, N.D. (Valley News Live) - People living by the Clausen Springs Dam near Kathryn were told to evacuate their homes because of rising water levels.

Authorities originally thought the dam was breached based off high water flow in the area, however water levels have gone down and officials now say there is no imminent threat to people in the area.

The original evacuation alert was issued late in the night of Thursday, May 12 into the early morning of Friday, May 13.

As of 9 a.m. on Friday, people were told they could return to their homes and the dam was only experiencing traditional spring run-off.

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