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High Yellowstone River eats up new Laurel dike

High Yellowstone River eats up new Laurel dike

LAUREL — For now, the danger seems to have passed, but Kurt Markegard is still fuming.

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High water

High water

High water erodes the levy at Riverside Park on Memorial Day in Laurel.

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Threatened vegetation

Threatened vegetation

High water exposed mesh mats laid down to hold dirt in place so plants could take root.

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2011 erosion

2011 erosion

The flood waters of 2011 on the Yellowstone River destroyed the concrete boat ramp at Riverside Park near Laurel.

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River recedes

River recedes

Since the Yellowstone River has receded riprap that was added to reinforce the bank has been exposed.

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Now gone

Now gone

Dirt that had been held under fabric mats was washed loose by the rising Yellowstone River.

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