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Logan-Sawyer Flooding

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The flood of 2013 hit hard over the weekend - and high water problems continued today for many people in the region.

The very warm weather of Friday and Saturday caused rapid runoff from a heavy snow year - leading to over-land, and river flooding.

We have three live reports tonight, beginning in Logan, where Jennifer Thorgramson is standing by.

East of Minot you'll find a lot of flooded farm land like you see behind me.

Logan itself was a site for overland flooding on Friday and Saturday --- frozen culverts were preventing the snow melt from flowing through town.

Today the culvert problems are resolved --- but the Mouse River is six inches higher than projected for Logan.

Our river watch east of Minot also led us to meet up with volunteers who have never stopped fighting the water alongside homeowners.

The iconic blue Logan Bridge is just afloat the Mouse River.

Debris is catching at the base of the bridge causing water to back into yards and washing up on fence lines that still carry the water mark of 2011.

Mouse River gauge in Logan reads 36.4 feet --- moderate flood stage.

Stephanie Waggoner says the basement is still dry in her house, but that's the only part of her 16 acres that has not taken on water.

Her neighbors across the river are also still dry, thanks to four feet of clay.

That's where we met up with Bob Lower.

(Bob Lower, Dakotas United Methodist Disaster Response) "Do you need any pumps?"

If you can't get out for help, he'll bring the help to you.

(Bob Lower, Dakotas United Methodist Disaster Response) "We can get you some team help too."

UMCOR and the Dakota Conference United Methodist Disaster Recovery crew never left.

Lower's out to be sure that those NOT high and dry are not LEFT high and dry.

(Bob Lower, Dakotas United Methodist Disaster Response) "When you loose a home it's a tragic thing, particularly when you thought it was your retirement home and you have to move on but God's been good to us so we're just paying that forward and working for the general welfare of the community."

In Sawyer, the Mouse River is two feet below the predicted level at 22.45 feet --- minor flood stage and well within the city's levee system.

Between Logan and Sawyer you'll find creatures bargaining for dry land --- and others making the best of it.

Not unlike neighboring homeowners trying to stay afloat the Mouse River.

Volunteers are still willing and available in the area, don't be afraid to ask.

In fact, a big thank you to all the volunteers who responded to the call for more sandbags in Burlington Sunday afternoon.

Shaun Sipma is standing by with the latest update on the flood fight in Burlington and Minot.

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