Flood

NWS Lowers Projected Crest for Park River in Grafton

The pool at Homme Dam leveled off this morning and appeared to crest

  GRAFTON, N.D. — National Weather Service has drastically lowered the projected crest on the Park River in Grafton. A flood warning is still in effect as the river is expected to top out around 14.5 feet on Saturday, down from a projected 16 feet. The pool at Homme Dam leveled off this morning and appeared to crest. The Red…

Rise in Temperatures Leading to Rise in River Levels

Flood warnings are also out for Drayton, Neche, Walhalla and upstream of Warren

  RED RIVER VALLEY — Our warm weather is producing snow melt runoff in northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota and river levels are rising. A flood warning has been extended in Grafton. The Park River is expected to rise into major flood category with a crest near 16 feet by Saturday. That is nearing the record high of 16.16…

Grafton Area Under “State of Emergency” Amid Flood Concerns

New outlook shows recrod breaking flood potential for Walsh County

  WALSH COUNTY, N.D. — Gov. Burgum has declared a state of emergency due to the major flood threat for Walsh County. The National Weather Service flood outlook calls for a crest range of 14-16 feet, which would be close to the record crest of 2013 of 16.16 feet. Walsh County and the city of Grafton have been preparing for…

Fargo Leaders Say City is Prepared for the Rest of the Flood Season

The updated forecast calls for a lessened chance of a major flood in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — The latest flood outlook for the region is out, and the chances for a major flood are down.  The city’s flood protection project is nearing completion. City leaders say they’re prepared for the rest of the flood season. The National Weather Service has issued a revised flood outlook for the 2017 season. The forecast calls for a…

Grafton Preparing for Flood Emergency

This year, the city could see a near record flood crest from the Park River

  GRAFTON, N.D. — Grafton is preparing for a worst case-scenario flood situation. This is video from flooding in the city in 2004 which caused major damage. This year, the city could see a near record flood crest from the Park River. The police chief says an emergency has already been declared to get approval to elevate levees and build…

National Weather Service Says Spring Flooding is Likely in the F-M Area

The National Weather Service is predicting a 50% chance the Red River could hit major flood stage in Fargo-Moorhead

FARGO, N.D. — Spring flooding throughout the Red River Valley is likely this year. The National Weather Service released their first flooding forecast of the year. “It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be a major flood, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be above 30 feet,” said KVRR Meteorologist, Jason Cerjak. “Basically, it says there’s a 50 percent…

Snow Business: Where Does Fargo’s Snow…Go?

Throughout the year, city workers carry away piles of plowed snow

We’ve all seen the big trucks taking mounds of snow away from our streets, but where does it all go? City workers spent all morning moving piles of snow from the Rose Creek neighborhood to a new home for the winter. There are four designated spots where excess snow is taken to in Fargo. Before it all gets hauled away,…

Fargo Man One Step Closer to Saving His Home

Fargo's Historic Preservation Commission says John and Sherri Stern's home is historically significant

  Fargo’s Historic Preservation Commission has given its endorsement to saving the house owned by John and Sherri Stern. The board determined the home near the Red River is historically significant because it was designed by the grand-daughter of world famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The home is one of four that the city needs in order to build a…

Water Main Breaks Slow Morning Commute

9th Avenue South and 12th Avenue North were a mess after two water mains burst

Multiple water main breaks in Fargo slowed down the trip to work and school for many this morning. Firefighters responded to this break on 9th Avenue South near Century 10 and a number of hotels at 5:30 am. Water from the breakage flooded into the streets, but the water was drained shortly after. The guests at the nearby hotel did…