Flood

Flood Waters Near Neche, ND Recede

The Pembina River at Neche is receding

COURTESY: DEANNA NEWELL The Pembina River at Neche is finally going down. It should drop below major flood stage by Sunday morning, despite a few showers last night. It is down enough that Highway 18 has reopened to the Canadian border and the border crossing is operational. A flood warning remains in effect for Neche, Pembina and Walhalla as river…

Red River Valley City Leaders to Mark 20th Anniversary of ’97 Flood

The ceremony will commemorate April 17, 1997, the day the Red River crested in Fargo-Moorhead

  HORACE, N.D. — Leaders will mark the 20th anniversary of the 1997 Fargo-Moorhead Flood on Monday. Members of the Flood Diversion Authority and various city and county leaders will hold a ceremony south of Horace at 1 o’clock. The ceremony will commemorate April 17, 1997, the day the Red River crested in Fargo-Moorhead. There will also be a groundbreaking…

Northern Parts of the Red River Valley Dealing with Floodwaters

Snow melt from southern Manitoba is expected to reach Neche and Walhalla over the new few days

  WALSH COUNTY, N.D. — Flooding continues across the northern Red River Valley. The Pembina River at Neche is down a little but water flows are beginning to increase again. Snow melt from southern Manitoba is expected to reach Neche and Walhalla over the new few days. The crest at Pembina is ongoing with a slow fall expected to continue…

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,…