Dam breaks, residents of small ND town evacuated

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 2:22 pm
By: News 9

KATHRYN, N.D. (AP) -- The North Dakota National Guard says residents have evacuated a small town because a dam has broken on a creek.
   Guard Lt. Col. Rick Smith said everyone got out of the town of Kathryn during the morning Wednesday.
   Kathryn has a population of about 50 to 55 people.
   Smith said National Guard members went to help but residents had evacuated themselves after "they got the report of the dam breaking."
   The Clausen Dam is on Spring Creek outside the town.
   Kathryn is about 17 miles south of the town of Valley City, which is battling record high water on the Sheyenne River.
   Spring Creek is a tributary of the Sheyenne River.