The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing an update to the water control plan for Lake Audubon.
The Corps’ concern is the Snake Creek Embankment – on US Highway 83 between Lake Audubon and Lake Sakakawea.
Potential problems with the embankment emerged after the drought in the early 2000s.
"During that time, we saw a record level of difference between the water surfaces of Lake Sakakawea and Lake Audubon," said Corps project manager Matt Nelson. He said the water pressure from Lake Audubon on the embankment was much more than the dam was designed for.