Flooding in Linton

Courtesy: Emmons County Sheriff Gary Sanders
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LINTON, N.D. - Flooding is on the minds of most North Dakotans this week as the snow continues to melt and many rivers and creeks overflow.

In Linton, Beaver Creek is slowly rising closer to flood stage.

Emmons County Sheriff Gary Sanders says the creek is at 13 feet Saturday night and is expected to crest at 14.5 feet Sunday. He says that will create minor flooding in Linton.

So Saturday, the county used an excavator to break up big ice chunks on Beaver Creek.

Sanders says breaking up the ice chunks will help keep the water flowing and reduce flooding problems as the creek continues to rise.

He says the cooler weather has been welcome, as it has slowed the snow melt.