Flooding

Aerial video shows flooding in Roseau County

ROSEAU COUNTY, Minn. – Unusually high water for this time of the year continues in many rivers and lakes across the area. The lake is dry most of the year and typically only sees water during the spring melt. According to the Roseau River Watershed, this is the highest the lake has ever been in the fall in the 87…

Local Farmer Endures Difficult, Wet Harvest Season

He says this fall rain is unlike anything he's seen before

HOPE, N.D. — Tony Richards and his father have been farming for more than 50 years combined. He says the past few haven’t been the smoothest. “Margins are very, very tight, and one hiccup can turn you in from making a couple bucks to losing a lot.” Richards had to overcome more than just a hiccup recently. An unusual combination…

Madison Community Garden Getting Ready for Annual Ice Rink

In the past, the Fargo Park District has opened up rinks in the beginning of November

FARGO, N.D. — As people are battling flooding across the state, the Madison Community Garden is no different. “Because we’ve had so much flooding, some of that garden we couldn’t get to and the grass grew really tall. We’re going to finish harvesting the potatoes and trimming the grass today. Then we’ll have it set and the park district will…

Gov. Doug Burgum Declares Statewide Flood Emergency

This paves the way for federal money to trickle into the state and help those struggling

FARGO & GRAND FORKS, N.D. — They say too much of a good thing is never good, and North Dakota growers can attest to that. Although the rain is usually one of the farmer’s greatest assets, Beau Bateman says this unusually wet fall has made things challenging. “In 125 years, this is the wettest it’s ever been this late, and…

Burgum Expected to Ask for Federal Help Following Storm

Seven Counties in North Dakota have already issued flood emergency declarations.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Gov. Doug Burgum is expected to ask for federal help in dealing with record-breaking snow that fell last week in North Dakota and subsequent flooding. Officials say seven counties in central and eastern North Dakota and the cities of Jamestown, LaMoure and Valley City already issued flood emergency declarations. Burgum spokesman Mike Nowatzki says more cities and counties are…

Fargo Helps Jamestown’s Fall Flood Fight With Free Sandbags

Volunteers will begin making sandbag levees Friday

Courtesy: Darrell HournbuckleJAMESTOWN, N.D. — Jamestown is getting some help from Fargo to fight rising floodwaters. The city is working with the Army Corps of Engineers in evaluating releases from the Pipestem and Jamestown Reservoirs. Both dams are feet above the base of the flood control zone, and rising. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says Fargo is sending 40,000 sandbags from…

Grand Forks County Commissioners Prepare For Potential Flooding Costs

A number of ditches and fields are full of water

GRAND FORKS CO., N.D. — Commissioners in Grand Forks County pass an Emergency Declaration to deal with rising water. It is in response to recent record rains and the melting of last week’s early October snowstorm. The action by the board will allow the county to tap into an emergency fund if needed to help fix infrastructure. At least four…

Valley City Leaders Declare Flood Emergency

They passed a resolution requesting emergency flood assistance.

VALLEY CITY, N.D .- Last week’s snowfall raised the Sheyenne River beyond flood stage. Now, the Baldhill Dam is being raised to prevent the lake from overflowing. “Right today it’s at 31, 3,100 feet per second, cubic feet per second, and they’re talking about tomorrow going to 3,500 cubic feet per second which takes us to the 15th foot range…

Bloated Red River Forces Course Changes For Fargo Mini Marathon This Weekend

Events are planned for both Friday and Saturday

FARGO, N.D. — The recent snowstorm and rainfall is taking a toll on the upcoming Fargo Mini Marathon. A large section of the half marathon course along the Red River is flooded. Marathon organizers are still working out the final details on the new route. Events are planned for both Friday and Saturday. The half marathon, 10K and 5K will…

F-M Diversion Applies For Loan That Could Save Project $600 Million

FARGO, N.D. –┬áThe Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Board of Authority applies for a $510 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan for comprehensive flood protection. The WIFIA loan removes the risk of increasing interest rates and provides lower rates than other financing options. It also allows the Diversion Authority to draw down funds as needed, which can make for less debt….