Flood Fight 2020

Red River Cresting North of Drayton, Secondary Crests Continue

The National Weather Service says overland flooding continues along and near the Red River

As secondary crests continue from the recent snowmelt and rainfall, the Red River north of Drayton appears to have crested. The National Weather Service says overland flooding continues along and near the Red River. A secondary crest for Fargo-Moorhead has been lowered to 31.5 feet and is expected on Tuesday. Several roads including I-29 continue to be impacted due to…

Flow of Water Through White Rock Dam To Be Reduced

Mayor John Welk and others in Richland County had concerns that the releases could threaten Fairmount's water wells.

FAIRMOUNT, ND (KFGO) – The mayor of Fairmount is feeling better after the Corps of Engineers decided to reduce the flow of water going through White Rock Dam in northeast South Dakota.  Mayor John Welk and others in Richland County had concerns that the releases could threaten Fairmount’s water wells. “They were opening up the White Rock Dam when the…

Shopping For Equipment Needed for Flood Cleanup

Northern Tool and Equipment has been seeing a lot of construction workers and farmers within the past two weeks

FARGO, N.D. – People in our region are starting to think about the tools and equipment they need to clean up after our spring flood fight. Fans to dry flood impacted areas, pumps to move water from point A to point B, and pressure washers are all things to consider having on hand. An assistant store manager at Northern Tool…

Oslo Surrounded by Water, Sandbags Helping Erosion on Permanent Levee

the city is getting about 3,000 sandbags from Warren, Minn.

OSLO, Minn. — A town of about 300 people has shrunk to less than 80. Many have left their homes even though the town has permanent protections in place. “We could be an island for a week, we could be an island for a month. There’s so many variables so we just encouraged those who couldn’t be stuck in here for…

Kayaker Rescued After Late Night Venture Down Swollen Red River In Grand Forks

A water rescue team found 19-year-old Trevor Binstock of Grand Forks on a tree limb

GRAND FORKS, ND — A teen venturing out on the swollen Red River in a kayak is rescued after the boat capsizes in Grand Forks. A water rescue team found 19-year-old Trevor Binstock of Grand Forks on a tree limb in the river just before midnight. He told authorities he launched his kayak to get a look at the river, but…

Flooding From Above: Capturing the Red River at 1,600 Feet

More than 160 miles of roads are affected by water in Cass County

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption RED RIVER VALLEY — Seeing this year’s flooding at the ground level only provides a snapshot compared to the portrait you’ll see at 1,600 feet in the air. “There are many roads that are washed…

Oslo, Minnesota Cut Off By Floodwaters But It’s “Business as Usual”

Governor Tim Walz sent several dozen Army National Guard soldiers to assist Oslo over the weekend

OSLO, MN — Oslo, Minnesota is now an island cut off by Red River floodwaters blocking highways in and out of the town of around 300 people. The Red has crested below the record level and is holding steady. The town is protected by a massive permanent ring levee that has been in place for years. About half the population left…

Take a Ride: Cass County Flooding From the Air

Red River Valley flooding from 1,600 feet. Posted by Danielle Church KVRR on Monday, April 15, 2019 CASS COUNTY, ND – Flooding in the Red River Valley from 1,600 feet. Video includes Fargo-Moorhead and areas in Georgetown, Shelly and Halstad. KVRR Reporter Danielle Church covers the flooding from the air with Civil Air Patrol pilot Chad Smith. Catch her complete story…

Red River in Fargo-Moorhead Expected to Reach Second Crest Soon

It crested last week at 35 feet

  RED RIVER VALLEY — After our latest snow storm, meteorologists from the National Weather Service say you can expect the melt over the next few days to create some more flooding. They say the good news is much of that snow fell in the south, so the water will slowly move up north. Most of the rivers in eastern North…

Red Rises North of Oslo, Overland Flooding Still An Issue

Southern basin rivers and streams will start to see secondary crests around mid-week

GRAND FORKS, ND — The National Weather Service says rising river levels continue on the Red River north of Oslo. It is sitting steady at 37.7 feet, more than half a foot from the record flood level, and expected to stay there for days. Overland flooding continues for many areas near the Red River. Southern basin rivers and streams will start…