Elevations On Lake Ashtabula And Reservation Dam Being Lowered

Preparing for potential spring snowmelt

ST. PAUL, Minn. — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is lowering reservoir elevations within the Red River Basin based on recent snow measurements, in order to prepare for potential spring snowmelt. The Corps is currently lowering the elevation of Lake Ashtabula, located near Valley City. It will be drawn down nearly 2 feet in time for spring runoff. Reservation Dam,…

Threat Of Red River And Devils Lake Basin Spring Flooding Remains Low

short-range climate forecasts continue to indicate minor flooding

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The latest spring flood outlook is out and it’s pretty much unchanged. The threat for significant snowmelt flooding remains very low across the main-stem Red River, its tributaries, and the Devils Lake Basin. Current conditions and short-range climate forecasts continue to indicate minor flooding as the predominant risk. Abnormally dry conditions have persisted across the basin…

City Workers Explain the Smelly Side of Showering

What causes these odors and why you shouldn't be concerned

FARGO, N.D. — Many people in the Valley could be getting weird smells from their shower at this time of year. If your water smells earthy, Fargo city workers have an answer. They say any smell of chlorine or organic smells coming from your shower aren’t something you should be concerned about. “We generally see this at the end of…