Flooding

Thousands of Swans Show Up in Flooded Field Along I-29 Near Argusville

Experts say it's part of the natural cycle for species

SOUTH OF ARGUSVILLE, N.D. — It’s something you don’t normally see along I–29: thousands of swans in a flooded field. “You never see more than one or two swans ever in a group, and there’s several thousand there and it’s just an amazing once-in-a-lifetime type of deal,” Jim Bergquist, who sees the swans on his daily commute, said. Experts say seeing…

River Keepers Advises No Recreational River Activity Until Levels Decrease

The non-profit plans to wait until the river levels are back to normal before beginning its cleanup activities

FARGO, N.D.– River Keepers in Fargo is advising people to steer clear of trying any recreational activity on the rivers during flooding conditions. River Keepers, a non-profit organization, is sticking by its mission of advocating for safe and sustainable use of the Red River. The non-profit plans to wait until the river levels are back to normal before beginning its…

Shopping For Equipment Needed for Flood Cleanup

Northern Tool and Equipment has been seeing a lot of construction workers and farmers within the past two weeks

FARGO, N.D. – People in our region are starting to think about the tools and equipment they need to clean up after our spring flood fight. Fans to dry flood impacted areas, pumps to move water from point A to point B, and pressure washers are all things to consider having on hand. An assistant store manager at Northern Tool…

Oslo Surrounded by Water, Sandbags Helping Erosion on Permanent Levee

the city is getting about 3,000 sandbags from Warren, Minn.

OSLO, Minn. — A town of about 300 people has shrunk to less than 80. Many have left their homes even though the town has permanent protections in place. “We could be an island for a week, we could be an island for a month. There’s so many variables so we just encouraged those who couldn’t be stuck in here for…

Flooding From Above: Capturing the Red River at 1,600 Feet

More than 160 miles of roads are affected by water in Cass County

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption RED RIVER VALLEY — Seeing this year’s flooding at the ground level only provides a snapshot compared to the portrait you’ll see at 1,600 feet in the air. “There are many roads that are washed…

Oslo, Minnesota Cut Off By Floodwaters But It’s “Business as Usual”

Governor Tim Walz sent several dozen Army National Guard soldiers to assist Oslo over the weekend

OSLO, MN — Oslo, Minnesota is now an island cut off by Red River floodwaters blocking highways in and out of the town of around 300 people. The Red has crested below the record level and is holding steady. The town is protected by a massive permanent ring levee that has been in place for years. About half the population left…

Brutal Weather and Coming Storm Leaves Farmers With Uncertainty

In a region with lots of high and low land, there are more wet areas that usual

LISBON, N.D. — Farmers are feeling the weight of Mother Nature. “We’re not doing too bad now, things are drying up nice, it’s looking a lot better, but when you’re talking another 12 inches of snow, and what that’s going to do, it’s already wet and late to start out with,” Matthew Lyons, a farmer in Lisbon, said. He says…

Rising Floodwaters Close Two of Three Bridges in Connecting Grand Forks, East Grand Forks

The Kennedy Bridge was built for a flood crest up to more than 50 feet

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. — The Red River is nearing 44 feet in Grand Forks and the forecasted crest is 48 feet on Friday. Grand Forks built $400 million worth of permanent flood protection in 2007. “We have 12 pump stations dedicated to flood protection, we have closures that go into our flood walls that involves closing roads but those go…

Two-Day-Old Calf Saved From Flood Waters, Reunited With Mother

It was safely returned to its mother

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. — In the nearly 30 years a sergeant has been with the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office, he says he’s never seen a cow need rescuing. But that all changed yesterday as we first showed you last night. The Water Operations Team was called to save a two-day-old calf after it was stranded on a section of…

Cass County Uses SHERP Vehicle for Flood Relief

The Vehicle serves as an alternative to the Air Boat

HARWOOD, N.D. — Cass County introduced a new vehicle to the area to help in flood relief efforts. The SHERP was brought over from Williams County as an alternative to the air boat that is typically deployed during flooding. The all-terrain vehicle holds up to six people and can be used to deliver supplies or rescue people in dangerous situations. It…