Flood monitoring devices put on bridge near protest camp

CANNON BALL, N.D. (KFYR TV) - In North Dakota, the developers of the Dakota Access pipeline are back on track. but there is concern about flooding in the protest camps near the Cannonball River.

The installation of monitoring equipment on the Cannonball River bridge is now complete. It's the fifth in a series of gauges along the river and the closest one to the protest camp.

"If you have a smart phone, computer access, you'll be able to know what's coming from upstream and be able to figure out what's going on,” Steve Robinson, deputy director of the U.S. Geological Survey Dakota Water Science Center, said.

The stream gauges are now analyzing water levels on the Cannonball River for potential floods near Highway 1806.