Flooding

Cass County Commissioners Issue Emergency Declaration For Spring Flooding

Could Overland Flooding Be Similar To County Flooding In 2011?

CASS COUNTY, ND — Cass County Commissioners issuing an emergency declaration in response to the latest flood outlook. County Engineer Jason Benson says there will be “multiple flood battles” to deal with along the Red River and its tributaries north of West Fargo. He expects the overland flooding from the Sheyenne, Maple and Rush rivers will form a “huge lake”, stretching…

Flood Watch 2019: Fargo Mayor Declares State of Emergency for Expected Spring Flooding

He's also enlisting help from community members to fill one million sandbags

FARGO, N.D. — It’s the metro’s call to arms to prepare for spring flooding. “We need to see the spirit of Fargo across our volunteer efforts. Working together, we are all committed to protecting the Fargo metro,” said Mayor Tim Mahoney. Mahoney wants to fill about 100,000 sandbags a day but in order to do that, he’ll need help. He’s…

Officials Brief MN Gov. Walz & Sen. Klobuchar on Flooding Concerns

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Sen. Amy Klobuchar hear from state and federal officials preparing for spring flooding. Emergency managers say the chances of flooding are high for major flooding on the state’s biggest rivers including the Red, Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix. “Right now it’s mostly some localized snowmelt. The main flooding event if you will is…

Fargo City Staff Begins Preparing For Spring Flooding

a 50% chance the Red River could hit almost 35 feet deep in Fargo

Downtown Fargo Flood WallFARGO, ND — Fargo city leaders are prepping for potential spring flooding. Commissioners discussed the plans Monday night with city staff. A city engineer says last week’s flood outlook indicated a 50% chance the Red River could hit almost 35 feet deep, considered major flooding but well within most of Fargo’s new levees and flood walls. Just shy…

South Fargo Neighborhood Flooded

FARGO, N.D. – Flooding is making driving difficult on the 1000 block of 21st Street South in Fargo. Our crew at the scene says the water is shin deep. We reached out to police to see if traffic will be rerouted or if any roads will be blocked off and have not heard back. We’ll bring you more information as…

Chamber of Commerce Hosts Conference to Provide Update on F-M Diversion

Speakers included Kelly Armstrong, Mary Scherling, and Al Carlson

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With the threat of flooding increasing, the Chamber of Commerce held a conference to update people on the F–M Diversion. Speakers include North Dakota Congresssman Kelly Armstrong, Cass County Commissioner Mary Scherling, and former North Dakota House Majority Leader Al Carlson. The Board of Authority says the first thing come spring will be to work on reaching out…

Richland, Wilkin County Getting Informed About Flood Protection

FEMA representatives are hosting a Flood Map informational open house in Breckenridge to educate the public

RICHLAND AND WILKIN COUNTIES — Richland and Wilkin County officials are trying to make people more aware of the chances for flooding they face along the Red River. FEMA representatives are hosting a Flood Map informational open house in Breckenridge to educate the public. People can review a flood insurance study and rate maps to see where high and low areas…

Flooding At Bonanzaville Last Month Was Likely Human Error, Not Vandalism

Bonanzaville Executive Director Brenda Warren calls the findings "inconclusive"

WEST FARGO, ND — Flooding at Bonanzaville in West Fargo might not have been vandalism but rather human error according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Detective Lance Kitzan says all their evidence leans toward human error but he can’t rule that out 100 percent either. City records show water was turned on inside the South Pleasant Church December 24th for…

Contractors Help Clean Up Ice After Vandals Flood Bonanzaville

They say they've never dealt with this amount of ice before

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Earlier this week, we told you how vandals caused 201,000 gallons of water to flood Bonanzaville. Earthworks Services has been working all day to break up sheets of ice three to four inches thick. “This is a lot more ice than I’ve ever encountered. Pretty unfortunate someone would be willing to do this,” Nathan Volk, an operator…

Community Pitches In After Vandals Cause 201,000 Gallons of Water to Flood Bonanzaville

Donations will help with the water bill, potential damage, and additional security

WEST FARGO, N.D. –Sometime last week, vandals turned on water spigots at Bonanzaville and caused more than 200,000 gallons of water to flood. “At first I was really confused, I wasn’t really sure where that amount of water could come from. When I came back into the village and walked up to the church you could hear it when you got…