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Cass County Says Rural Residents Should Prepare for Major Flooding

CASS COUNTY, N.D.–Cass County says rural residents should prepare for significant flooding along the Sheyenne and Maple Rivers as temperatures rise between Monday and Wednesday. The National Weather Service predicts the Sheyenne River will crest at 91.3 feet and the Maple River is expected to crest at 22.5 feet on Thursday. Both rivers will reach top 10 flood levels. The…

Fargo Mayor Mahoney Says His Level of Concern About A Major Flood Has Dropped

Mahoney says the melt has been near-perfect

FARGO, N.D. — The risk of significant flooding in Fargo-Moorhead has all but disappeared. Mayor Tim Mahoney says the melt has been near-perfect and his level of concern has dropped. He say’s Fargo will probably hit a lower crest of 34 to 35 feet around April 1. Mahoney says although it will be a major flood over 30 feet, he…

Sandbag Central Operations Suspended after Volunteers Surpass Goal in Four Days

Sandbag Central operations will cease at 4 p.m. on Friday.

FARGO, N.D.–The City of Fargo and Cass County are suspending Sandbag Central operations after surpassing their goal of producing 225,000 sandbags. In just four days, volunteers produced 232,000 sandbags to provide protection from a 38-foot Red River crest. Cass County Commission Chair Chad Peterson said, “We are grateful to the citizens of Cass County and the greater community for their…

Improved Spring Flooding Forecast Means Changes In Flood Fight Planning

Fargo Is Preparing For Lower Crest, Fewer Sandbags Needed

FARGO, N.D. — National Weather Service slightly lowering its spring flooding forecast in the southern Red River Valley. Fargo and Cass County engineers are adjusting their plans and that includes lowering the number of sandbags needed. The flood fighting strategy has gone from preparing for a 39-foot crest to a 38-foot crest. The city will now require only 100,000 sandbags…

Gov. Burgum says sandbaggers are doing well, looks forward to permanent flood protection

The city is behind production levels for their goal.

FARGO, N.D. — Volunteers are working around the clock at Sandbag Central to get 400 thousand sandbags ready by the end of the week. The city is behind production levels for their goal. “It really reinforces the need, this community we are talking about trying to protect here represents nearly 20 percent of the school children in the state of…

Moorhead Mayor Declares Flooding State of Emergency

Preparing for a spring flood and taking advance measures to protect public infrastructure

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With the winter snow starting to melt, leaders in Moorhead decide to get ahead of the elements and declare a flood emergency. Mayor Johnathan Judd officially signed the emergency declaration. The state of emergency is to prepare for a spring flood and take advance measures to protect public infrastructure. Officials are hopeful the flooding will be eased…

Fargo to Begin Filling Sandbags in Case of Red River Flood

The city plans to fill 250,000 sandbags in order to protect up to 41 feet.

FARGO, N.D. –A city building dubbed Sandbag Central will soon be open for business as Fargo leaders prepare for spring flooding along the Red River. City Administrator Bruce Grubb told city commissioners Monday of plans to fill 250,000 sandbags in order to protect the city to 41 feet, which would be 23 feet over flood stage. The latest outlook from…

Fargo Helps Jamestown’s Fall Flood Fight With Free Sandbags

Volunteers will begin making sandbag levees Friday

Courtesy: Darrell HournbuckleJAMESTOWN, N.D. — Jamestown is getting some help from Fargo to fight rising floodwaters. The city is working with the Army Corps of Engineers in evaluating releases from the Pipestem and Jamestown Reservoirs. Both dams are feet above the base of the flood control zone, and rising. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says Fargo is sending 40,000 sandbags from…

Cass County Encourages People to Hold Off on Flood Protection Cleanup

The county expects the crest to hit most area rivers over the course of this weekend

WEST FARGO, N.D.– Cass County is encouraging people to keep their sandbags in place and wait for the second crest to happen. The county expects the crest to hit most area rivers over the course of this weekend. Cass County engineer Jason Benson says we should see some declining river levels at the beginning of next week. Benson says overland…

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…