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Flooding expected to hit Fort Peck Reservation on Saturday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has started a massive release of water from the Fort Peck Dam in Montana.

Higher water levels are expected to hit the Fort Peck Reservation by tomorrow. Officials have asked about 40 families to evacuate and some could be out of their homes for weeks.

"We expect to have high water here through the end of July, minimum,"Roosevelt County spokeswoman Darla Shumway told the Associated Press.

The Army Corps is releasing the water due to recent rain storms and a larger than usual snowpack.

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