Flood Fight

Bills For Fighting Flood In Fargo Could Top $1 Million

The costs not covered by FEMA will have to come out of the general fund

FARGO, ND — Not all the bills are in yet, but Fargo’s share of costs for this year’s flood fight is likely to top $1 million. Mayor Tim Mahoney says the city is counting on a federal disaster declaration that would cover 75% of those costs. Mahoney said “many might say that’s not a lot of money but it is.” The…

Chief of Army Corps of Engineers Stresses Importance of F-M Diversion in Fargo Roundtable

The Project has raised $100 million of federal funding

FARGO, N.D. — The F-M Diversion project is unifying surrounding areas to find more permanent solutions to future flooding. “This is a local, state, federal partnership,” Sen. John Hoeven said. “It is Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, Cass County, Clay county – the region working together.  This is about comprehensive flood protection for the regions.” The plan involves the creation of several…

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…

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…