SHEYENNE RIVER

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…

High Bromate Level Found In Fargo Drinking Water

Fargo-Cass Public Health Officer Dr. John Baird says the reading should not be any cause for alarm.

FARGO (KFGO) – A routine drinking water sample in Fargo taken by the state health department early last month indicated a higher than normal level of bromate. The city says the sample at the water treatment plant was not in conformance with EPA standards. Fargo-Cass Public Health Officer Dr. John Baird says the reading should not be any cause for…

West Fargo Fire Department Training for Water Rescues in Sheyenne River

Their vehicles are lined up from the Sheyenne River Bridge to 32nd Avenue East

  WEST FARGO, ND — If you are driving along Sheyenne Street in West Fargo you might notice a lot of emergency vehicles. West Fargo Fire Department will be doing water rescue training tonight until 9 p.m. Their vehicles are lined up from the Sheyenne River Bridge to 32nd Avenue East. You are asked to drive carefully in that area…