With all the snow we’ve had this winter – and the cold temperatures that have kept it around — it’s possible we could see flooding in parts of the state.
The National Weather Service says the possibility of significant flooding remains low in the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. A flood outlook released Thursday shows that minor to moderate flooding is expected along the river and its tributaries.
Forecasters in Grand Forks say the risk for substantial spring flooding is low along the Red River and Devils Lake Basin. But they say winter is far from over and an early thaw is less likely.
President Obama has signed a federal disaster declaration for 18 Minnesota counties hit hard by severe storms, high winds and flooding in late June. The declaration issued Thursday makes federal disaster aid available to state and eligible local governments.
Residents of Grand Marais are sweeping up dirt and debris after intense storms dumped more than 3 inches of rain along Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior. The rain caused street flooding in downtown Grand Marais Thursday, but the water has since receded. Some flooded basements are reported.
Two Dundas families had to be rescued from their homes by boat after nearly seven inches of rain fell over night in Rice County. According to Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, four families total have been displaced in the small town of Dundas, located an hour south of the metro. Three roads are also washed out in Rice Country near Dundas, he said.
The south portion of Merrick State Park, located north of Winona on the Mississippi River, has been closed as a safety precaution due to the river’s rising water. The DNR said the north campground at Merrick will stay open and isn’t affected.
Following the torrents of rain received over the past several days has arrived the inevitable rising of our rivers. The Crow River is among the first to get a flood warning tag from the National Weather Service, and in excess of 15 feet, it is set to crest sometime Thursday.
It’s been one year since 10 inches of rain washed out streets, homes and businesses in Duluth — even the zoo was hit. Since then, residents have made great progress, but much work remains.
North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven says a measure that would authorize a Red River flood diversion project has passed the Senate. The nearly $2 billion proposal to move water around Fargo is part of the 2013 Water Resources Development Act.
Perched in a boat drifting slowly along the Red River, Dan Thomas kept one eye on a laptop and the other on a $60,000 piece of floating hardware that beamed sound waves deep into the flooding river.
The Red River in Fargo is beginning to recede. The river peaked early Wednesday at an unofficial mark of 33.32 feet, which is more than 15 feet above flood stage.
The Red River appears to have crested in Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn. National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Gust says it appears a preliminary crest of 33.27 feet was reached early Wednesday.
Republican Sen. John Hoeven from North Dakota and Democratic Sen. Amy Kloubuchar from Minnesota are headlining a public meeting on flooding in the Fargo area.
The Red River appeared close to reaching its peak in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., after the National Weather Service dropped its crest forecast for the third straight day.
The dash for trash is back on track in North Dakota’s largest city.
A Red River flood that a week ago was predicted to challenge the record is now unlikely to reach the 100,000-plus sandbags and the miles of clay levees built for defense, Fargo officials said Monday.
The National Weather Service on Monday lowered the expected crest forecast in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., to 35.5 feet on Wednesday morning, down from the 37-foot prediction that was issued Sunday.
It seems some of the people of Fargo are unglazed by impending flood waters. Firefighter Benjamin Willey is one of them. “Don’t know of you ever get used to them. Come to expect them I guess,” Willey said.
A team from the city of Fargo is trying to help homeowner Dave Hinkley protect the land he loves.
Hundreds of high school students will be getting out of school Friday to help place about 100,000 sandbags around the city to protect a couple of hundred homes against Red River flooding.
President Obama has approved an emergency declaration for flooding in North Dakota.
On a weekend when many homeowners in Fargo, N.D., will be monitoring floodgates, residents in neighboring Moorhead will be checking out Bill Gates.
Officials in Fargo, N.D., say they may scale back flood protection efforts as the National Weather Service has lowered the Red River crest prediction.
The National Weather Service said Monday parts of Minnesota will likely see “extreme flooding” this spring.
The Red River Valley flood fight shifted Sunday from the cities of Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., to rural areas north of the north-flowing river, which crested Saturday night in Fargo at its fourth highest level in recorded history.
The spring melt is on and with it comes flooding across the state. Check out some of the images.
In March 2010, the Red River flooded for the second consecutive year but was lower than the 2009 record crest of nearly 41 feet.
In 1997, a record winter snowfall brought the Red River of the North out of its banks in one of the costliest and largest flood evacuations in U.S. history before Hurricane Katrina. The river overpowered dikes protecting North Dakota’s third-largest city and forced thousands to flee their homes in North Dakota, Minnesota and southern Canada. Eleven people died.
A massive snowstorm brought anywhere from 10-15 inches to nearly 2 feet of snow to the Twin Cities on Dec. 11, 2010. It marks the fifth-biggest snowstorm event in Minnesota’s recorded history. Send us your […]