SHEYENNE RIVER

Zebra Mussels Found in North Dakota’s Ashtabula Lake, Sheyenne and Red Rivers

experts say people will need to check their boats and wash them to reduce the chances of the invasive species spreading

FARGO, N.D. –Game and Fish finds zebra mussels in one of North Dakota’s lakes. The last time they were found in the Red River in 2015. Zebra mussels were first found in the U.S. back in 1988, after contaminated cargo ships from Eastern Europe and Western Russia entered the Great Lakes. “Over the last 35 years, we’ve seen the gradual…

Lake Ashtabula Has Invasive Zebra Mussels

Lake Ashtabula and the Sheyenne River downstream all the way to the Red River have been classified as infested water

BARNES CO., ND — North Dakota Game and Fish has confirmed the presence of invasive zebra mussels in Lake Ashtabula. Inspections of the lake in Barnes and Griggs counties also found well-established populations of zebra mussels of various ages throughout the lake. Lake Ashtabula and the Sheyenne River downstream all the way to the Red River have been classified as infested…

Man Arrested After Jumping Into Sheyenne River

35-year-old Mathew Walsh fled before deputies responded to a call in rural Mapleton

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Police arrest a man after he jumped in the Sheyenne River following an alleged domestic incident. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says 35-year-old Mathew Walsh fled before deputies responded to a call in rural Mapleton around 3:00 this afternoon. He then took off from West Fargo Police and crashed his motorcycle near the Sheyenne. He jumped…

NWS Predicts Overland Flooding In Harwood Area This Weekend

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has also activated its Tactical Operations Center (TOC) at 7:00 a.m. today.

CASS COUNTY, ND — Cass County Flood officials are preparing for overland flooding in the Harwood area this weekend. The National Weather Service river level forecasts now predict overland flooding in the Harwood area will increase steadily between now and Sunday morning, April 7th. As of 6:15 a.m. Friday, April 5th, the Sheyenne River gauge at Harwood was observed at…

Man Who Lives Near the Sheyenne River Shares Nearly 60 Years of Flood Stories

Wally Nelson captures his flood experiences in photo albums and says the 1975 flood was the worst

HARWOOD, N.D. – Wally Nelson is no stranger to flood season. He has lived in his Harwood home near the Sheyenne River since 1960. Wally says the flood of 1975 was by far the worst. “Terrible,” Nelson said. “Terrible, yeah. Most people weren’t prepared for it the way it came that deep at one time.” His flood experiences, which are…

Kindred and Davenport Get Ready for Flooding

Overlanding is of Major concern in these areas

KINDRED, N.D. — While the threat of flooding is still a concern in the Kindred and Davenport areas, there is reason to be optimistic. “It is still going to be significant,” Cass County Engineer Jason Benson said. “But not quite as damaging. One of the critical items is that we don’t anticipate it overtopping State Highway 46 West of Kindred. That…

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…

Cass County Commissioners Issue Emergency Declaration For Spring Flooding

Could Overland Flooding Be Similar To County Flooding In 2011?

CASS COUNTY, ND — Cass County Commissioners issuing an emergency declaration in response to the latest flood outlook. County Engineer Jason Benson says there will be “multiple flood battles” to deal with along the Red River and its tributaries north of West Fargo. He expects the overland flooding from the Sheyenne, Maple and Rush rivers will form a “huge lake”, stretching…

Teenager Gets Stuck in Mud While Swimming in Sheyenne River

The boy was able to get out of the muddy current on his own power

WEST FARGO, N.D. — A 17–year–old South Fargo boy got stuck in the mud while swimming in the Sheyenne River Tuesday morning. He was going for a swim with his dog around 9:30 am on Tuesday, but he ended up getting caught in the muddy current. A West Fargo Police Officer happened to be driving down Sheyenne Street when the boy…