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Resort owner says earthen dam is safe


Warrenton, Mo. – Officials at a resort near Warrenton, west of St. Louis say there's no danger of a earthen dam breaking.

The Alpine Dam holds back a lake at the 7400-acre Innsbrook Estates Resort.

Trouble was noticed Tuesday, when an overflow pipe used to maintain the correct level of the lake broke and the water began to rise.

To fix the problem temporarily, spokeswoman Laura Hahn said an intake pipe was plugged and water was diverted to another spillway.

Hahn said no evacuations were planned.

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