Federal grassland in ND has major water damage

Associated Press

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says the wet spring has led to severe road and trail damage in the 1 million-acre Little Missouri National Grassland in western North Dakota.

Officials say runoff and saturated ground have led to the sloughing of hillsides, landslides, undercut roads, culvert damage and other problems.

Dakota Prairie Grasslands Supervisor Dave Pieper says tourists should be aware of the safety concerns. Forest Service officials are working to address the problems as quickly as possible but say they need a break from bad weather.