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City Continues River Watch

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Spring 2013 and the Mouse River rising in the region have caused a certain level of uneasiness for many.

After all, this is the first time since the flood of 2011 that the Mouse has been up like this.

The river's current level through Minot does grab your attention, and city officials say they're keeping track of what's going on.

City Public Works Director Dan Jonasson says each day he travels the river's course through Minot checking the levee system and observing the water.

While 2011 was a total disaster...it did provide information on how the city's protection system handles various water levels.

(Dan Jonasson - Minot Public Works Director) "It gives me an easier feeling. After 2011 because I know when we start talking 2000 or 3000 CFS there really is no issue as far as levees or it going out of the levees at all."

He says over the weekend, the river actually dropped about a foot with the ice disappearing from the system, giving even more freeboard -- or space between the water level and the top of the levee.

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