Standing Rock residents prepare for high waters

Associated Press

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) — Residents on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation say they are trying to stay ahead of the rising Missouri River.

The reservation straddles the North and South Dakota border and is nestled along the Lake Oahe reservoir. It has about 9,000 people.

Standing Rock Tribal Vice Chairman Mike Faith says sandbags are in place, and there are evacuation plans if needed.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Saturday the Army Corps of Engineers is taking steps to make sure the main causeway road into Fort Yates is kept open.

The corps also plans to protect Fort Yates' municipal water intake and the burial site of the Sioux chief Sitting Bull.