The Missouri River water table is increasing in height

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More basements are in danger of flooding due to the rising Missouri River.
The worry isn’t the rising water above ground.

It’s what’s underneath. 
The extra water from the Missouri River is seeping into the surrounding soil…and that water is starting to get into people’s homes.
55 different areas across Bismarck-Mandan are being tested once a week to see where the water table is below ground.
Andrew Nygren, Hydrologist, says, “We are seeing the fastest increase in levels adjacent to the river. And seeing less increase in groundwater levels as you move further distance away from the river.”

There are plans to deploy real time monitoring locations — one in Bismarck and another in Mandan to constantly track the water depth in the ground.

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