Flooding

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…

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…