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Published May 22, 2013, 09:36 AM

Water level at Renwick Dam creeps up 6 inches overnight

Cavalier, ND (WDAY TV) - The water level crept nearly six inches higher overnight at the Renwick Dam near Cavalier, North Dakota. It's a much slower rate than it was just 36 hours ago, when some reports showed the water was rising nearly six inches every hour.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Cavalier, ND (WDAY TV) - The water level crept nearly six inches higher overnight at the Renwick Dam near Cavalier, North Dakota. It's a much slower rate than it was just 36 hours ago, when some reports showed the water was rising nearly six inches every hour.

A Pembina County official says there's hope that the Renwick Dam will hold back those rising waters. Public Information Officer Gary Nilsson told media in a press conference Wednesday morning that all seven retention dams leading to the Renwick Dam are no longer feeding water over their spillways. He says it's "close to stabilized."

Nilsson says he and other officials have "no idea" when people will be able to return to their homes, but he reports good news that power in the city remains turned on and will stay on unless a levy breaches.

Law enforcement officials continue to monitor all traffic around Cavalier as the mandatory evacuation order continues.

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