Flooding Outside Kathryn, ND

I was able to shoot this footage of a Blackhawk helicopter lowering a 1,000 lb. sandbag on the Clausen Springs Dam spillway. The spillway had begun to erode (as seen in the video), and, if no effort had been taken, the city of Kathryn would be under water.

Thanks to the sheriff's deputy who let me sneak by for 10 minutes (which was actually more like 15).

Also, at the end of the clip, a nearby road was washed out due to the increased flow of the river.'

This footage and more was shot for a video produced by the National Wildlife Federation. More on that when it's done!