Flooding in North Dakota really kicked into gear this weekend as spring temperatures moved into the region, causing widespread snowmelt that has overwhelmed already swollen rivers and streams, according to KXMC-TV, Minot, N.D.
Among the victims is the 49-site KOA Campground just southeast of Minot on Highway 52.
Owner Sandy Boe spent about $2,000 building a dike a few weeks ago to hold back the rising waters. She and others were trying to patch the dike but on Monday morning, that dike lost the battle to the water.
“I thought I would be able to control it,” she said, “but … I still hope I can stop it from getting in the building.”
Bob Tyson, who was helping her hold back the floodwaters, added, “She has been fighting it and they keep saying that she is OK … but apparently not. Of course this is a little bit more serious than it has been in the past.”
Fighting flood water here is nothing new for Boe.
She said she did the same thing in 2005 and 2007. The Puppy Dog Coulee and Mouse River run close to the campground giving the area a double punch of water.