Flooding

North Broadway Red River Bridge Closing Due to River Levels

FARGO, N.D.– The City of Fargo is closing the North Broadway Red River Bridge due to rising water levels. The bridge will close on Friday at 12 p.m. and remain closed until the water levels recede below the bridge. The detour route will use the County Road 20 Bridge. Categories: Construction & Traffic Updates, Flood Fight 2020, Local News Tags:…

Cass County Sheriff’s Office Opens Tactical Operation Center

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has officially opened their Tactical Operation Center. The center’s goal is to provide direct access to law enforcement for rural community members who have questions regarding the COVID-19 Crisis and potential spring flooding. The Sheriff’s Office says the Tactical Operation Center will remain staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m….

Gooseberry & Memorial Park Bridges to be Raised in Preparation for Rising River Levels

The Red River is currently at 17.14 feet.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–In preparation for rising river levels, the City of Moorhead will be raising the Gooseberry to Lindenwood Park bridge and the Memorial to Oak Grove Park bridge on Wednesday. Additionally, Moorhead has created four Flood Zones for neighborhoods near the river. Each zone has a Zone Leader who will be the primary point of contact for property owners who…

RRWMB Meets To Discuss Projects That Would Reduce Flooding

The conference had over 20 speakers discuss flooding and potential projects.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Jason Braaten is a farmer from Roseau, Minnesota who decided to join the Red River Watershed Management Board three years ago to help other farmers in the community. “We kind of look at all the neighbors and say, well how can we benefit the neighbors by looking at my farm and say, let’s look at the big picture…

City of Moorhead to Host Community Flood Update Meeting

The meeting is March 12 at the Hjemkomst Center

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The City of Moorhead is holding a Community Flood Informational Meeting on March 12 at 6 p.m. at the Hjemkomst Center. The meeting will provide information about the City’s flood preparations and potential flooding impacts. The City of Moorhead provides important weather updates through their eNotification system and emergency announcements through Code Red. For information on flood preparations and…

Volunteers part of VOAD help prepare for spring flooding

Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster, or VOAD, was started in 2009 to help those who had been impacted by the floods

FARGO, N.D. — After a historically wet fall across the Red River Valley, county and city officials from across the metro say it’s vital that the government works with community members to prepare for potential flooding. That’s where the Cass Clay VOAD comes in. “VOAD is actually a group of organizations that come together and work on preparedness, recovery in…

Weather Service: Risk of Red River Flooding Down Slightly

There's a 5 percent chance the river could top 39 feet.

FARGO, N.D.–The risk of spring flooding in the Red River Valley has been reduced slightly because of limited precipitation in the last few weeks, although National Weather Service forecasters say there’s still a lot of moisture in the system. The latest outlook released Thursday shows a 50 percent chance that the Red River in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, area…

Canadian Officials Visiting Fargo to Assess Flooding Risks

The Red River helps assess potential flooding in Manitoba.

FARGO, N.D.–Canadian officials are scheduled to visit Fargo and West Fargo on Tuesday to assess potential flood risks. North Dakota Representative Kim Koppelman coordinated the visit with Minister Ron Schuler, the Manitoba Minister of Infrastructure and member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly. Due to the Red River flowing northward into Winnipeg, Manitoba and ultimately into Hudson Bay, Canadian officials closely…