Experts educate community on spring flood preparedness

Fargo hosted first of three flood awareness meetings to take place across the Red River Valley

FARGO, N.D. — According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, North Dakota and Minnesota had their wettest year on record in 2019. Heavy rain and quick snowmelt can increase chances of flooding. But it’s not all bad news. “The good news that I heard was the frost depth is not as deep as other bad flooding years, but some…

Near Perfect Thaw And Melt Cycle Helps To Reduce Flood Threat

Peak river levels will still be contingent upon future precipitation

GRAND FORKS, ND —┬áThere is some good news in the latest Spring Thaw update from the National Weather Service. Near perfect thaw/melt conditions thus far this spring have potentially allowed for a reduced flood threat. A slow and gentle melt continues across the Red River basin due to favorable temperatures and dry weather conditions. Peak river levels will still be…

Army Corps Finishes Clean-Up of DAPL Protest Camps

A total of 835 industrial-size trash bins were filled and removed

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — The Army Corps of Engineers has finished cleaning up three Dakota Access pipeline protest camps. The Corps hired a contractor after the main camp and two others were cleared out and shut down late last month in advance of the spring flooding season. They’d operated since last spring and at times held thousands of pipeline…