Flooding

Judge Allows Non-Waterway Work To Resume On FM Diversion Project

The project has been challenged by upstream residents who argue the project will lead to more flooding on their land

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — A federal judge has cleared the way for some work to resume on a massive flood control project in the Fargo-Moorhead area. District Judge John Tunheim on Monday ruled work could resume on certain portions of a $2.2 billion diversion aimed at steering the Red River safely past the cities in times of flooding. Fargo and Moorhead have…

Cass County Shares Emergency Flood Measures at Fargo Flood Meeting

County staff and the National Guard are working to deliver sandbags

CASS COUNTY, N.D. – Cass County is not pulling back on its flood protection planning in the slightest. Cass County engineer, Jason Benson, shared the county’s emergency measures at Monday morning’s weekly Fargo flood meeting. The county produced 100,000 sandbags. 60,000 were delivered and 40,000 are ready for back up. County staff and the National Guard are working to deliver…

Red River Cresting In Fargo Area

Impacts this year include closed roads and bridges but no flooded homes or businesses.

FARGO, N.D – The Red River is cresting in the Fargo-Moorhead area with few problems, though overland flooding remains an issue in rural areas. The river is about 5 feet above major flood stage, but the cities have put several flood control measures in place since the record 2009 flood when the river crested nearly 6 feet higher. Impacts this…

Farm Rescue Continues Its Journey to Nebraska for “Operation Hay Lift”

Nebraska has needed the most help during the flooding season

FARGO, N.D. — A local non-profit is fighting floods in a different kind of way. Many trucks are carrying hay bales across the Midwest as part of Farm Rescue’s “Operation Hay Lift.” Its mission is to deliver these bales to Nebraska to help farmers and ranchers in the state keep their livestock well-fed in the wake of devastating flooding. “We’d like…

Rural Cass County Faces Rising Flood Waters

The county has already distributed 80,000 sandbags

HARWOOD, N.D. — Conditions may look fine in a majority of the metro area, but in rural Cass County, that’s not the case. Around Harwood, areas that were once roads or crop fields are turning into giant pools, and they’re not expected to disappear anytime soon. The Sheyenne River is expected to crest at 91.5 feet in the next 24 hours….

Manitoba’s Minister of Infrastructure Tours Flood Areas in the Red River Valley

He wants to see how much water is flowing north

FARGO, N.D. — The flood fight isn’t something only people in North Dakota are dealing with. It’s also going to affect our neighbors to the north. Manitoba’s Minister of Infrastructure Ron Schuler spent the day meeting with local representatives and touring the flood area in the Red River Valley and further south. He joined State Representative Kim Koppelman of West Fargo and…

Cass County Starts Sending Out Sandbags

If you need to order sandbags, call 701-241-8000

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Sandbag distribution begins in Cass County for those who need to protect their property against the rising waters. About 30,000 sandbags have already been sent out to people living in the most vulnerable rural areas. Thousands of empty bags along with loads of sand have also been delivered. The county expects to send out 20,000 more sandbags…

Overland Flooding To Increase Along With Temperatures This Weekend

overland flooding is expected to increase over most areas north of the Wahpeton-Breckenridge area

GRAND FORKS, ND — The National Weather Service says with warming temperatures overland flooding is expected to increase over most areas north of the Wahpeton-Breckenridge area. The water will impact numerous rural roads and homesteads. Ice jams will increase on area streams and rivers. The Wild Rice and Red Rivers’ flow should break remaining river ice and build into Fargo-Moorhead through…

Civil Air Patrol Spots Ice Jams along The James River near LaMoure

You can also see overland flooding starting north of Oakes

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption The Civil Air Patrol is giving us a better view of flooding issues in LaMoure and Dickey counties in North Dakota. Seven ice jams were located by aircrews along the James River from Montpelier south to just north of LaMoure….