Flooding

Overland flooding expected soon in rural Cass County

CASS COUNTY, N.D. – Rural Cass County is projecting record overland flooding within the coming days. Major flooding is expected along the Sheyenne and Maple Rivers. The areas that could be impacted are north of West Fargo, Hardwood and near Argusville. Mapleton is looking to see a crest of 22.5 feet while the Harwood gauge is looking to see 91.3…

Unemployment claims soar in North Dakota

There have been more than 19,000 claims filed in a roughly 3-week period

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – A UND professor says three main factors are impacting North Dakota’s current economy: Coronavirus, the oil price war and the potential for spring flooding. Since North Dakota reported its first case of Coronavirus on March 11th, there have been more than 19,000 unemployment claims. The state saw around 23,000 unemployment claims for all of 2019. According…

Cass County Says Rural Residents Should Prepare for Major Flooding

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–Cass County says rural residents should prepare for significant flooding along the Sheyenne and Maple Rivers as temperatures rise between Monday and Wednesday. The National Weather Service predicts the Sheyenne River will crest at 91.3 feet and the Maple River is expected to crest at 22.5 feet on Thursday. Both rivers will reach top 10 flood levels. The…

Social Distancing: Lessons Learned From Dealing With Crisis

Other Problems Show That If We Prepare, We Can Take On Current Challenges

I don’t know about you, but I keep completely forgetting that we were facing a completely different potential crisis a month ago. The flood forecasts were looking bad. Fargo was getting ready to launch sandbag central for the 2nd straight year. But man, a lot can change in a month. And one fantastic change is the flood forecast got a…

Twelfth Avenue North Bridge in Fargo Closing March 30

FARGO, N.D.–The Red River Bridge at Fargo’s 12th avenue North and Moorhead’s 15th Avenue North will close at 8:30 a.m. on March 30. The City of Fargo is closing the bridge to remove railings and lighting prior to anticipated flooding. The bridge will remain closed until the water levels recede below the bridge. A complete list of road closures can…

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…