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Corps inspection finds Minot levees need repairs

Minot swamped by Souris River flood
Minot swamped by Souris River flood

MINOT, N.D. (AP) -- The city of Minot is taking steps to repair the levees that protect from Souris River flooding.

An inspection report late last year from the Army Corps of Engineers showed a number of problems, such as tree growth, erosion and inadequate rock riprap. City Manager David Waind says the problems aren't an emergency, but they do need to be addressed so that the levees meet corps standards.

The City Council has sent a letter to the corps saying the city is committed to fixing the problems. Minot has set aside nearly $2 million for the effort, which could take a couple of years.