- Associated Press - Saturday, April 18, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The Bismarck City Commission has approved a step-by-step response plan that details how the city should act when faced with flooding in the future.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1b8gTlL ) the commission adopted the plan this week that comes in response to a spring ice jam flood in 2009 and Missouri River flooding caused by higher releases from Garrison Dam in 2011.

The plan calls for emergency actions to be triggered whenever the Missouri River is measured to be at least 12 feet deep.

During ice jam flooding, the city will close stormwater structures and build a small levee if the river reaches 14 feet.

And when there’s open-water flooding, a pump station will create a temporary flood control reservoir in a nearby wetland area.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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