Missouri River hits action stage in Bismarck

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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) -- Garrison Dam releases have sent the Missouri River by Bismarck into action stage.

The river is at 12.66 feet and rising for the next few days.

The Army Corps of Engineers says that as of midnight Friday, 57 thousand cubic feet per second were flowing out of the Garrison Dam.

It was expected to reach 60 thousand cubic feet by Saturday night.

The Corps expects the water level to reach 13 feet by the end of the weekend.

Bismarck Parks and Recreation has closed the Keelboat Boat Ramp and the Fox Island Boat Ramp.

Most of the Keelboat ramp is submerged in water.

Several residential docks in Marina Bay that have not been pulled back have sunk in the water.

Boaters are urged to use caution because of logs floating in the river that could cause damage to boat engines.