- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 1, 2020

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - Authorities say an ice jam along the Missouri River near Mandan is causing water to rise, threatening property along the shoreline.

Morton County officials say water in the Square Butte Creek area along Willow Road and Rosy Lane has risen approximately 18 inches since Tuesday.

Commission Chairman Bruce Strinden toured the area Sunday afternoon. He says residents may want to move items from low areas.

Authorities say they are working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to hold back on increased releases at Garrison Dam until the ice jam issue has been resolved.

The Corps had increased discharges from the dam earlier this week and planned to another increase on Thursday.

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