Flooding

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…

Minnesota DNR Approves Permit for FM Flood Diversion Project

The approval comes two years after initial construction was halted

FARGO, N.D. — The FM Flood Diversion Project is moving forward after its permit was approved by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Two years ago, construction on the FM Diversion project was halted near Oxbow after concerns over the project’s environmental impact. After waiting several months for a decision on the plan B proposal, members of the F–M…

MN DNR Completes Environmental Review of Red River Diversion Project

The DNR in October 2016 denied a permit for the original project, leading a federal judge to stop construction that had started southwest of Fargo.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has completed its environmental review of a revised Red River diversion project, which will help determine whether the agency will issue a permit for the channel around the flood-prone Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area. The DNR in October 2016 denied a permit for the original project, leading a federal judge…

President Trump Approves Disaster Declaration For Flood Relief In MN

The declaration announced late Wednesday, which was requested by Gov. Mark Dayton , makes funding available to state, local and tribal governments and certain nonprofits for emergency work, repair or replacement of damaged facilities, and reducing risks from natural hazards.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for parts of Minnesota hit by severe storms and flooding from June 15 to July 11. The declaration announced late Wednesday, which was requested by Gov. Mark Dayton , makes funding available to state, local and tribal governments and certain nonprofits for emergency work, repair or replacement…

Relief Fund Started To Help Ellendale Recover From Flooding

Nearly 8 inches of rain fell between 5 and 6 hours on July 19

ELLENDALE, N.D. — A fund has been set up to help people in Ellendale who sustained damage after a major rainfall. Nearly 8 inches of rain fell between 5 and 6 hours on July 19 flooding basements and overwhelming the sewer system. The Ellendale Flood Relief Fund will help those impacted by the flooding. A case manager with Lutheran Disaster…

Getting Excess Water Off the Streets and Into the Drains

The drains are iced over, leaving puddles of melted slush throughout the streets

FARGO, ND — Fargo Public Works staff say they are doing everything they can to get excess water off the streets and into the drains. After weeks of negative temperatures and plenty of snow, the drains are iced over, leaving puddles of melted slush throughout the streets. Staff has been spread out around town, opening up drains because they say…

Threat Of Red River And Devils Lake Basin Spring Flooding Remains Low

short-range climate forecasts continue to indicate minor flooding

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The latest spring flood outlook is out and it’s pretty much unchanged. The threat for significant snowmelt flooding remains very low across the main-stem Red River, its tributaries, and the Devils Lake Basin. Current conditions and short-range climate forecasts continue to indicate minor flooding as the predominant risk. Abnormally dry conditions have persisted across the basin…

How You Can Reach Out to Hurricane Victims with Help from the Red Cross Dakotas Region

The American Red Cross continues to send volunteers from around the country to help keep the death toll from rising

FARGO, ND — At least 40 people have lost their lives in Texas since Hurricane Harvey made landfall. The American Red Cross continues to send volunteers from around the country to help keep the death toll from rising. Lynn Speral, CEO of the Red Cross Dakotas Region is in our studio. NICK BROADWAY: Lynn, a lot of people want to…

Metro Flood Board of Authority to Pick Executive Director

An Executive Director of the Diversion Authority is expected to be picked on Thursday

  FARGO, ND — It is decision time for the Metro Flood Board of Authority. An Executive Director of the Diversion Authority is expected to be picked on Thursday. The final three candidates are Scott Higbee, Melodee Loyer and Jay Neider. The candidates have met with the board and toured flood mitigation projects ongoing in the area. Fargo Mayor Mahoney…