Flood Fight 2019

Grand Forks & East Grand Forks Close Park, Trail & Bridge Due to Rising Water

Grand Forks closes the lower areas of Lincoln Drive Park and pedestrian bridges due to rising flood waters. The rest of the Greenway remains open, but some areas along it will be closed because of water. East Grand Forks officials have closed the north end pedestrian bridge of the Greenway trail system in preparation for high water. They have removed…

National Guard Sends Troops to Cass County & LaMoure to Help With Flood Fight

1/4 Courtesy: North Dakota National Guard Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Courtesy: North Dakota National Guard Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Courtesy: North Dakota National Guard Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Courtesy: North Dakota National Guard Show Caption Hide Caption The North Dakota National Guard is sending soldiers and equipment to Cass County and the City of LaMoure to help…

NWS Predicts Overland Flooding In Harwood Area This Weekend

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has also activated its Tactical Operations Center (TOC) at 7:00 a.m. today.

CASS COUNTY, ND — Cass County Flood officials are preparing for overland flooding in the Harwood area this weekend. The National Weather Service river level forecasts now predict overland flooding in the Harwood area will increase steadily between now and Sunday morning, April 7th. As of 6:15 a.m. Friday, April 5th, the Sheyenne River gauge at Harwood was observed at…

Kindred and Davenport Get Ready for Flooding

Overlanding is of Major concern in these areas

KINDRED, N.D. — While the threat of flooding is still a concern in the Kindred and Davenport areas, there is reason to be optimistic. “It is still going to be significant,” Cass County Engineer Jason Benson said. “But not quite as damaging. One of the critical items is that we don’t anticipate it overtopping State Highway 46 West of Kindred. That…

Fargo and Cass County Put Trapbags and Levees in Place to Prepare for Rising Waters

Cass County expects preparations to take three to four days

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Fargo and Cass County are putting trapbags and levees in place to get ready for the rising waters. Trapbags, which are large sandbags, are being put up at Chrisan Boulevard and 76th Avenue at the south edge of Fargo. They’re also being put in the Oak Grove neighborhood, Second Street and Main Avenue, Lindenwood Park and 64th…

City of Fargo to Put In Additional Flooding Measures at Five Locations

The river is expected to crest at 35 feet early next week

FARGO, N.D. — The City of Fargo is putting additional measures in place for the flood fight. The Red River is at about 25 feet. Flood level is 18 feet, and it’s expected to crest at 35 feet early next week. “We’ve been continually refining our protection plans ever since the emergency declaration has been made a couple weeks ago. So…

4e Winery Sees Overland Flooding Near Mapleton

The water is flowing from the Wheatland Channel that acts as a drainage area

MAPLETON, N.D. — Right now, some say the flooding you’ll see from the Red River in Fargo doesn’t compare to what you’ll see in rural areas. “Just drive 20 miles west and this is what you see. It’s very different perspective and very different view,” said Lisa Cook, owner of 4e Winery. Cook and her husband Greg bought the property…

Moorhead Improves Infrastructure for Flood Flight

The City has Invested $110 Million since 2009 to Improve Flood Prevention Measures

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After the floods of 2009, Moorhead realized it needed to be more prepared in case such disastrous conditions hit the city again. “2009 back-up through the city storm sewer system was a major threat,” Moorhead City Engineer Bob Zimmerman said. “And we have installed a number of improvements to prevent that from happening in the future.” In the…

Fargo Public Works Installs Flood Walls

The public works department spent the morning placing flood walls between 14th & 15th Avenue North on Elm Street

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Public Works is continuing to install flood walls across the city to help mitigate the impacts of flooding season. The public works department spent the morning placing flood walls between 14th and 15th Avenue North on Elm Street. The department placed other removable flood walls in the Oak Grove area on Monday. Lee Anderson, a public…

Civil Air Patrol Spots Ice Jams along The James River near LaMoure

You can also see overland flooding starting north of Oakes

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption The Civil Air Patrol is giving us a better view of flooding issues in LaMoure and Dickey counties in North Dakota. Seven ice jams were located by aircrews along the James River from Montpelier south to just north of LaMoure….