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Flood waters drastically recede in Medora

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Flood waters drastically recede in Medora
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A surge of water on the Little Missouri River basin caused flooding near Medora Friday, but the water subsided Saturday, Billings County emergency manager Pat Rummel said.

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"It was flowing pretty good, but it was in the banks," Rummel said. "Another guy checked it this afternoon and it was down considerably."

The surge affected an estimated seven mile-long area and forced some residents to evacuate their homes in low-lying areas near the river.

Snow packed into draws throughout the Badlands melted over the past week and the ice pack, which created a natural damming process that eventually gave way, helped cause the flooding.

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