Flooding

Grafton Could See Major Flood Stage by Friday

Park River Record Crest Was Set in 2013 at 16.16 Feet

The Park River at Grafton is forecast to hit major flood stage by Friday. National Weather Service predicts the river will hit 14.5 feet then with a crest at 15.5 feet a few days later. That would put it in the top 10. The highest crest was recorded in May 2013 at 16.16 feet. The city park begins to flood…

Devils Lake Region to Expect Major Flooding

There is a 10 percent chance the lake could exceed its record level of 1,454.3 feet set in June 2011

  DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The chances of major flooding in the Devils Lake region remain high. The latest outlook by the National Weather Service predicts a three to four foot rise on Devils Lake. There is a 10 percent chance the lake could exceed its record level of 1,454.3 feet set in June 2011. There’s about 10 to 20…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sending Cleanup Crew to Main DAPL Protest Camp

Officials say they are concerned about an environmental disaster zone after early spring melting is mixing with human waste and garbage

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sending a crew to help cleanup the main Dakota Access protest camp. Sen. Hoeven says the Corps has agreed to have a crew on site by the end of the week. He says the area needs to be cleared to help prevent an environmental disaster if the area…

Bismarck’s Kirkwood Mall Partially Closes After Water Main Break

Anchor stores of the mall and those with exterior entrances remained open

BISMARCK, N.D. — Most of the largest mall in Bismarck was closed for the day after a major water main break. The north side of the mall was flooded. The leak was detected near Lee’s Hallmark just before 9 o’clock this morning. Officials say it was “frozen solid” and that delayed shutting it down. A number of carpet cleaning companies…

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…

Devils Lake Basin Could See Significant Flooding This Spring

National Weather Service Spring Flood Outlook

The first spring flood outlook of the year is out and there is a threat of significant flooding for the Devils Lake basin. The National Weather Service says the wet summer and fall along with high winter snowpack has set the stage for near record runoff into the lakes. Devils Lake and Stump Lake could rise between three and four…

Release of NDresponse.gov Strikes Up DAPL Conversation

The site created to inform citizens of state emergencies puts a heavy focus on the pipeline protests

North Dakota launched a new state website. NDResponse.gov is split between two main sections:  spring flooding and pipeline protests. The DAPL section is populated with daily police logs and press releases on the protest going as far back as last August. There’s also a section dedicated to debunking government perceived myths about the protest. “There’s a lot of social media…

Engineers Gather for Three Day Conference on Red River Flooding

Sharing ideas from across even international boarders lessons from communities along the Red River are shared

Engineers working all throughout the Red River Basin are coming together this week in Fargo for the 34th Annual Red River Basin Land and Water International Summit Conference. They’re discussing a wide range of issues regarding the river including the Fargo–Moorhead Diversion project. The conference has a little bit of fun mixed in with all the serious conversation. “I always…