Flood Fight 2020

F-M Diversion releases ‘The Relentless Red’ documentary

FARGO, N.D. – A new film highlights the need for permanent flood protection in the F-M metro. The Diversion Board of Authority releasing this 30 minute video about flooding, the impacts on the community and the FM Area Diversion Project. Executive Director Joel Paulsen says past floods have disrupted daily life and left lasting impressions on our families, school children…

National Guard in Oslo, Minn. to fight flooding

MARSHALL COUNTY, Minn. – Gov. Walz is sending the Minnesota National Guard to Oslo to deal with another round of spring flooding. The guard will assist the Marshall County Sheriff by monitoring dikes and flood protection systems. They will also help if the area needs any evacuations. Oslo and the surrounding region is experiencing flooding that is blocking off many…

Cass County Says Rural Residents Should Prepare for Major Flooding

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–Cass County says rural residents should prepare for significant flooding along the Sheyenne and Maple Rivers as temperatures rise between Monday and Wednesday. The National Weather Service predicts the Sheyenne River will crest at 91.3 feet and the Maple River is expected to crest at 22.5 feet on Thursday. Both rivers will reach top 10 flood levels. The…

North Broadway Red River Bridge Closing Due to River Levels

FARGO, N.D.– The City of Fargo is closing the North Broadway Red River Bridge due to rising water levels. The bridge will close on Friday at 12 p.m. and remain closed until the water levels recede below the bridge. The detour route will use the County Road 20 Bridge. Categories: Construction & Traffic Updates, Flood Fight 2020, Local News Tags:…

Cass County Sheriff’s Office Opens Tactical Operation Center

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has officially opened their Tactical Operation Center. The center’s goal is to provide direct access to law enforcement for rural community members who have questions regarding the COVID-19 Crisis and potential spring flooding. The Sheriff’s Office says the Tactical Operation Center will remain staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m….

Gooseberry & Memorial Park Bridges to be Raised in Preparation for Rising River Levels

The Red River is currently at 17.14 feet.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–In preparation for rising river levels, the City of Moorhead will be raising the Gooseberry to Lindenwood Park bridge and the Memorial to Oak Grove Park bridge on Wednesday. Additionally, Moorhead has created four Flood Zones for neighborhoods near the river. Each zone has a Zone Leader who will be the primary point of contact for property owners who…

Cass County Preparing for Significant Flooding in Rural Areas

Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact the Cass County flood hotline at 701-241-8000.

CASS COUNTY–Cass County is continuing to prepare for spring flooding despite experiencing a slow melt so far. County officials say rural residents in Kindred, Mapleton and Harwood need to plan for significant flooding due to the National Weather Service predicting a 50 percent chance of similar flood conditions as the 2019 flood. They predict major flooding will happen along the…

Sandbag Central Operations Suspended after Volunteers Surpass Goal in Four Days

Sandbag Central operations will cease at 4 p.m. on Friday.

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo and Cass County are suspending Sandbag Central operations after surpassing their goal of producing 225,000 sandbags. In just four days, volunteers produced 232,000 sandbags to provide protection from a 38-foot Red River crest. Cass County Commission Chair Chad Peterson said, “We are grateful to the citizens of Cass County and the greater community for their…