Red River

Fargo Mayor Mahoney Declares Emergency, City Preparing For “Substantial Flood Event”

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney makes an emergency declaration as he anticipates the city is “in danger of suffering a substantial flood event.” The emergency declaration authorizes agencies of local, state and federal agencies to take action to “limit hardships of this pending emergency.” Mahoney is directing city staff to prepare for the National Weather Services’ forecast of…

Fargo City Staff Begins Preparing For Spring Flooding

a 50% chance the Red River could hit almost 35 feet deep in Fargo

Downtown Fargo Flood WallFARGO, ND — Fargo city leaders are prepping for potential spring flooding. Commissioners discussed the plans Monday night with city staff. A city engineer says last week’s flood outlook indicated a 50% chance the Red River could hit almost 35 feet deep, considered major flooding but well within most of Fargo’s new levees and flood walls. Just shy…

2019 Flood Outlook Predicts Major Flood on Red River

Snowstorm after snowstorm followed by temperatures well below average. So far this winter we’ve seen the perfect conditions for the snow to continue to pile up. “Typical scenario would already have us starting to get an average high temperature above 32 degrees. We should start seeing some melting and refreezing at night in the coming week. Well, we’re not going…

Groups Working to Remove Phosphorus & Nitrogen from Red River

The report came from the Minnesota Pollution Control Authority

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Dangerous substances are threatening the water quality and wildlife in the Red River. Over the last few years, the levels of the Red River have risen due to more precipitation and drainage. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says this leads to more bacteria and nutrients floating in the water, leading to potential health risks. “We’ve had people who…

National Weather Service: The Threat For Significant Snowmelt Flooding Increases Substantially

The risk for major flooding in Fargo-Moorhead is at fifty percent, even though flood walls would keep the water back

GRAND FORKS, ND — The National Weather Service in Grand Forks says we’re at the mercy of March when it comes to spring flooding. In their Spring Flood Outlook, they say late January and February weather systems added substantial snowpack in the region. The threat for significant snowmelt flooding has increased substantially across all sub-basins and for the Red River….

GFRR Boys Hockey Comes from Behind to Beat Davies in OT

The Roughriders trailed 2-0

FARGO, N.D. — It did not take long for Davies boys hockey to strike in its game against Grand Forks Red River. The Eagles scored on their first shot of the game, and it proved to be the only goal of the first period. Davies took a 2-0 lead, before the Roughriders clawed back to tie things up and force…

Minnesota DNR Approves Permit for FM Flood Diversion Project

The approval comes two years after initial construction was halted

FARGO, N.D. — The FM Flood Diversion Project is moving forward after its permit was approved by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Two years ago, construction on the FM Diversion project was halted near Oxbow after concerns over the project’s environmental impact. After waiting several months for a decision on the plan B proposal, members of the F–M…

GFRR Slips Past South/Shanley in Boys Hockey

The RoughRiders win 3-1

FARGO, N.D. — Grand Forks Red River boys hockey took down South/Shanley on the road Friday night. The RoughRiders got on the board in the first period with a power-play goal, and the Bruins tied things up before the period ended. Red River added two more goals to win 3-1. Categories: High School, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags:…

Army Corps 2019 Work Plan Includes Another $35 Million For Fargo-Moorhead Flood Protection

The funding will cover work on the inlet structure south of Horace, the control structure on the Wild Rice River as well as additional design work

FARGO, ND — More federal money is going into flood protection for Fargo-Moorhead. Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp announced that $35 million is included for flood protection construction in the Army Corps 2019 work plan. Hoeven says the “funding comes at a critical time and will help ensure the project’s procurement process and construction can move forward”. The funding will cover work…

Local Leaders Discuss Diversion Progress, Additional Federal Funding

Senator John Hoeven and Major General Scott Spellmon were briefed on the current status of the project

FARGO, N.D. — As the Deputy Commanding Officer for Civil and Emergency Operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Major General Scott Spellmon is used to dealing with natural disasters. But as he goes around the country to help out others, he looks to one day stop a catastrophe before it even happens. “He’s going from here to Florida. Now…