Update: Police identify woman found dead in Sheyenne River

Divers search for woman in Sheyenne RiverWEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – West Fargo Police identify body of the woman recovered from the Sheyenne River. At about 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, West Fargo Fire and Police recovered the body of 70-year-old Beverly Odden of West Fargo. Odden was found along the bank of the Sheyenne River between 13th Avenue W….

First Responders rescue dog stranded in the icy Sheyenne River in Horace

The rescue was caught on camera by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

HORACE, N.D.- “At approximately 8:54 this morning, the 9-11 dispatch in Fargo received a call of a dog that was in the Sheyenne River in the town of Horace,” says Cass County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Craig Keller. “The dog was pretty much in the dead middle of the river. I’d say it was approximately 30 feet from the shoreline. 20…

Friends And Family Celebrate The Life of James Nyei

On Wednesday, 14 year old James Nyei died after drowning in the Sheyenne River.

FARGO, N.D. – “I wish I could go back, and just, give him a big hug, and just tell him how much I love him and how much he meant to everyone.” On Friday, James was buried surrounded by friends and family who described him as someone who could brighten up anyone’s day. “Everything that he did was just always…

14-year-old boy drowns in Sheyenne River

WEST FARGO, N.D.–A 14-year-old boy has died after being pulled from the Sheyenne River in West Fargo. The West Fargo Fire Department reported to Goldenwood Drive at 13th Avenue NW at approximately 6:35 p.m. on Wednesday. When the fire and police departments arrived at the scene, bystanders were already pulling 14-year-old James Nyei from the water. FM Ambulance transported Nyei…

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…

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…

Increased Water Outflow from Dam may Cause Unsafe Ice Conditions

The increased water outflow is due to recent snow surveys.

VALLEY CITY, N.D.–The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin adjusting the amount of water released from its Baldhill Dam near Valley City possibly creating unsafe ice conditions nearby. Water management officials will begin releasing 400 cubic feet per second of water on Monday, January 13 to increase the flood storage capacity within Lake Ashtabula. The increased water outflow is…

Valley City Leaders Declare Flood Emergency

They passed a resolution requesting emergency flood assistance.

VALLEY CITY, N.D .- Last week’s snowfall raised the Sheyenne River beyond flood stage. Now, the Baldhill Dam is being raised to prevent the lake from overflowing. “Right today it’s at 31, 3,100 feet per second, cubic feet per second, and they’re talking about tomorrow going to 3,500 cubic feet per second which takes us to the 15th foot range…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Increases Releases Baldhill Dam

The extra water could flood low lying areas and roads

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Minor flooding is expected along the Sheyenne River downstream of Baldhill Dam near Valley City. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing releases from the dam following the snowstorm. They are encouraging lakeshore property owners on Lake Ashtabula to take necessary precautions to protect their property. The extra water could flood low lying areas and roads….