Flooding

Cass County Prepping Residents for Flood Prevention

The County Held an informational meeting to Ready the Public

FARGO, N.D. — After the two most recent snowstorms in the area earlier this month, the risk of flooding has increased, especially in rural areas. Despite a favorable forecast in the near future that is expected to allow for a slow melting of the remaining snow, Cass County officials are trying to make sure it’s residents are ready to act when…

FMWF Chamber Urges Members to Help With Sandbagging Efforts

They hope employers will let workers take time off without PTO to volunteer

FARGO, N.D. — The Chamber of Commerce is urging its members to help with the sandbagging efforts. The organization says permanent flood protection is crucial, because it keeps businesses up-and-running and helps recruit businesses to the metro. The group is asking that employers let their workers take time off without PTO to help with sandbagging. They say the most difficult time…

Volunteers Start Sandbagging on First Day of Fargo Sandbag Central

The city plans to focus on areas with unfinished walls, dikes, and homes that have not been bought out

FARGO, N.D. – The city of Fargo needs 200 volunteers at any given time at Sandbag Central. With their help, the city is hoping to reach its goal of one million sandbags for flood protection. The city needs the sandbags filled and ready to go when flooding begins. Volunteers use the ‘spider’ and work as a team to fill, close,…

West Fargo Declares An Emergency to Prepare for Spring Flooding

WEST FARGO, N.D. – The City of West Fargo follows suit with Fargo and Moorhead in declaring an emergency to prepare for spring flooding. It’s the first step in preparing to request resources from county, state and federal agencies. The city is preparing for the high potential of 2009 or 2011 flooding conditions. Mayor Bernie Dardis says the biggest concerns are…

Fargo Plans Flood Prep Update While Gov. Walz To Visit Moorhead Monday

Sandbag Central will begin operations on Tuesday morning

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz will talk with local leaders about flood prep in Moorhead tomorrow afternoon at 1 at the Law Enforcement Center. The City of Fargo will be holding a Public Flood Meeting on Monday morning at 8 just one day before sandbag central begins operations. The meeting will be in the City Commission Chambers. Leaders from both Fargo…

Red River Water Management Board Discusses Projects and Goals

Conference-goers hear about project issues, funding, and governance

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Red River Water Management Board and the Flood Damage Reduction Workgroup gather every year to discuss the latest plans for managing water. The Red River Watershed Management Board has been holding their annual meeting for two decades now, but this year, a new Red River Basin Drainage Conference has also been started. Conference–goers hear not just the…

FM Diversion Gets $750 Million in Federal Funding, Injunction Lift Pending

The next step is for a Minnesota judge to lift a temporary injunction that was put on the project

FARGO, N.D. — State and local leaders sign a partnership securing 750 million dollars for the F–M Diversion. The goal of the agreement is to get the project done in six to eight years. “It’s not if we’re going to flood. We are going to flood. Let’s get that permanent protection in place to protect lives and property and over time…

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…