BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Burleigh County's boat ramps are being examined after high water levels on the Missouri River left them inundated for most of the summer.

Bismarck Parks Operations Director David Mayer tells The Bismarck Tribune that the high water has receded enough for officials to look into how the ramps fared. He says the good news is they're still usable.

The river was high through the summer due to a large amount of runoff in the river basin. Many boat ramps were closed or had restricted access.

The river in Bismarck peaked at 13.4 feet — about a foot below flood stage. Right now it's at about 11 feet.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune,