U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

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,…

$100 Million In Flood Protection Work By Army Corps Planned in Fargo-Moorhead in 2020

The federal government has committed $750 million towards the diversion.

FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to do $100 million in flood protection construction work in the FM metro this year. The money is included in the 2020 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. It will help fulfill the federal government’s increased funding commitment under the new Project Partnership Agreement. The money is just a drop in…

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…

Public Meetings Scheduled to Discuss Potential Spring Flooding Threats

Each meeting will allow time at the end for the public to ask questions.

FARGO, N.D.–A series of meetings are scheduled to inform the public about the potential for 2020 spring flood threats and preventative measures to take. The meetings, hosted by the North Dakota State Water Commission and Department of Emergency Services, will be held in Fargo, Grand Forks and Jamestown. FEMA, the National Weather Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…

North Dakota Company Awarded Contract to Build Border Wall

Fisher will receive nearly $270 million of a $400 million contract.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A North Dakota company has been awarded a contract to help build a border wall in Yuma, Arizona. U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer said Monday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a border wall contract to Fisher Sand and Gravel of Dickinson. Fisher will receive nearly $270 million of a $400 million contract. Cramer says…

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….

Judge in St. Paul Hears F-M Diversion Arguments

Two Groups Wants Ongoing Contruction Halted

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A judge in St. Paul has heard arguments on the dispute over the F-M Diversion. U.S. District Court Judge John Tunheim heard arguments regarding motions made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Minnesota DNR and the Richland/Wilkin Joint Powers Association. The JPA and DNR are trying to halt ongoing construction of the diversion while…

Acting Secretary of the Army Directs Corps of Engineers to Proceed with Easement

The acting Secretary of the Army, Robert Speer, says the Army Corps of Engineers will proceed with the easement

  Senator John Hoeven says the acting Secretary of the Army, Robert Speer, informed him he has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with the easement needed to complete the Dakota Access pipeline. The Indigenous Environmental Network issued the following statement: “We are disgusted but not surprised by the Secretary of the Army’s decision to recommend the easement…