Flooding

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. – The 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….

Grand Forks Neighborhood Busy Cleaning Up Storm Damage

Some homeowners say they got up to two feet of water in their basements

GRAND FORKS, N.D. —  Nothing says “congrats on getting hitched” like coming back home to this. “We didn’t expect anything like this to happen. We were in Devil’s Lake this weekend coming back home from getting married and my wife pulled in first and she noticed all the garbage on the street and everything was underwater. Water was gone but…

North Dakota Using $16.6M to Cover Spring Flooding Costs

The North Dakota Emergency Commission approved the spending Thursday.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota will use $16.6 million in federal funds and state loans to cover damages from widespread spring flooding. The North Dakota Emergency Commission, headed by Republican Gov. Doug Burgum, approved the spending Thursday. Burgum requested federal help this spring in dealing with flooding that damaged homes, public infrastructure, hundreds of roads and thousands of acres of farmland in…

“Largest Disaster State Has Ever Seen” Says South Dakota Governor Touring Flooding

Gov. Noem visited flooded areas on Lake Thompson and Lake Poinsett on Saturday

LAKE THOMPSON, SD — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says state leaders are working to battle through the record flooding that has affected parts of her state. Noem visited flooded areas on Lake Thompson and Lake Poinsett on Saturday to see what she and her team could do to help those who have been affected by the flooding. People along…

City of Dazey Wants to Clear False Reports on Flooding

City has been dealing with groundwater and overland flooding for several weeks

DAZEY, N.D. — The city of Dazey and Barnes County wants to clear up any false reports regarding  the city’s recent flooding situation. Below is what the Barnes County Emergency Manager sent out. — — — — City of Dazey, North Dakota Press Statement Regarding Summer 2019 Flooding As of 4:00pm on July 18, 2019 General Information The City of…

Winery Near Mapleton, ND Bounces Back After Flooding

CASS COUNTY N.D- Parts of the countryside in Cass County are recovering from some overland flooding which is taking a hit on farmers. At the 4E Winery that’s just outside Mapleton has been hit with flooding. After taking an onslaught of rainfall but as the owners themselves tell me there going back to business as usual. Even with the minimal…

Rural Areas in Cass County Dealing With Flooding

CASS COUNTY N.D- Parts of rural Cass County are still dealing with the water leftover from storms this week. Areas around the Maple River outside Mapleton are dealing with some overland flooding. The water is causing damage to crops along roads and it’s still going to take some time for that water to drain. The buildup is from recent rainfalls…