Red River

Red River in Fargo-Moorhead Expected to Reach Second Crest Soon

It crested last week at 35 feet

  RED RIVER VALLEY — After our latest snow storm, meteorologists from the National Weather Service say you can expect the melt over the next few days to create some more flooding. They say the good news is much of that snow fell in the south, so the water will slowly move up north. Most of the rivers in eastern North…

Red Rises North of Oslo, Overland Flooding Still An Issue

Southern basin rivers and streams will start to see secondary crests around mid-week

GRAND FORKS, ND — The National Weather Service says rising river levels continue on the Red River north of Oslo. It is sitting steady at 37.7 feet, more than half a foot from the record flood level, and expected to stay there for days. Overland flooding continues for many areas near the Red River. Southern basin rivers and streams will start…

Norman County Battles 2019 Flood Fight As Red River Rises

The Red River in Halstad is expected to crest at 38 feet by Tuesday

NORMAN COUNTY, Minn. — Pools of water on the side of the road are just a little bit of the flooding you’ll see in Perley. “We’ve got the ditches that are looking like this but like I said, we’re maintaining and if anyone needs sandbags, we’ve been helping them out with providing sand. The farmers, everybody,” said Ann Kruse, Mayor…

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…

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…

Predicting the Red: Meet the Crew Who Helps the National Weather Service

The Red River is expected to exceed 35 feet on Monday

FARGO, N.D. — The National Weather Service expects the Red River in Fargo–Moorhead to crest at 35 feet by tomorrow morning. KVRR’s Danielle Church introduces us to the team who helps the organization reach that prediction and how they’re able to do so in our “flood fight 2019 coverage.” And they’re off! This US Geological Survey Field crew is going from…

Cass County Delivers 15,000 Additional Sandbags to Rural Areas

The Red River in Harwood is around 91.5 feet high

  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Cass County delivers an additional 15,000 sandbags to areas that didn’t even have water a mile away from them a few days ago. Take a look here at County Road 20 and 17, where the road is only open to local traffic. County engineers say changing conditions have caused overland flooding north of West Fargo, Harwood,…

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…