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Published April 18, 2011, 10:36 AM

Breakouts expected along the Sheyenne River

(WDAY TV) - The water from the Bald Hill in the Sheyenne will be making its way into Cass County over the next week. This has the county keeping a close eye on key spots along the river.

Here near the Country Acres development, just south of Horace, water from the Sheyenne is already starting to move across farm fields. In 2009 this breakout reached all the way into Country Acres and there is a good chance this will happen again this year. More breakouts are expected further upstream.

BONNIE JOHNSON - Cass County Administrator: “The first concern would be in the Kindred-Davenport area along Highway 46 and typically when flows get 6 thousand to 65 hundred CFS, we tend to see breakouts in that area.”

With the water coming out of the Bald Hill Dam flows in the Kindred area may reach as high as 9,000 CFS

That water will then makes it way around West Fargo through the diversion. This surge of water coming up the Sheyenne also means that place like this, north of West Fargo will be dealing with high water for a prolonged period of time.

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