Missouri River hits record level at Williston

Associated Press

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The Missouri River at Williston has reached record flood stage with more water on the way.

The Williston Herald reported Thursday that the morning level of 28.03 feet broke a record set in 1912. Flood stage is 26 feet.

Williams County Emergency Services Director Mike Hallesy told the Herald that the river level is expected to reach 29 feet because releases from Fort Peck Dam in Montana will be increased to 60,000 cubic feet per second on Friday.