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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe keeping close watch on flooding

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is keeping a close eye on water levels along the Missouri River.

Tribal headquarters are in Fort Yates, North Dakota, on the shores of Lake Oahe. The tribe is worried that flooding could harm Sitting Bull's burial site and wash out the only road leading into Fort Yates.

“One thing we want to stress to everybody is the safety of our people and, of course, after that would be infrastructure,” Vice Chairman Mike Faith told The Fargo Forum.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is releasing record amounts of water along the Missouri to deal with runoff from heavy spring snowmelt and rainstorms.

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