STORM TRACKER Summer Flood to a Trickle
In 1975, 26.30 inches of rain and melted snow was recorded. At the time it was the 15th wettest year on record. Much of the excessive rain that year occurred in June when 9.40 inches was recorded. Tha... Posted on 8/23/13 at 9:48 AM
STAFF BLOG CITY STREET BEAT Grand Forks mill rates steady, utility rates rise
The numbers are in and Grand Forks Mayor Mike Browns proposed 2014 city budget is shaping up to be free of mill increases, but will include a jump in utility rates.
The citys property tax rate of abo... Posted on 7/22/13 at 8:21 PM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES S for Stadium Lights
Produced for Preservation in Pink
From the Sports Arena:
Many of us have our preferences when artefacts come to mind. Some like old buildings, like cathedrals, skyscrapers and even old apartment comp... Posted on 7/22/13 at 5:02 AM
EH? PLUS Free day at the zoo
One year after the flood forced the Lake Superior Zoo to close for a month, the zoo will offer free admission Thursday.
This is a day set aside to celebrate our community and the overwhelming support... Posted on 6/18/13 at 11:00 PM
THE NEW FORTY If they stay, they pay.
Well, it seems the City of Moorhead is contemplating a new approach to addressing sandbagging costs in areas that are offered buyouts. The new proposed approach focuses on homeowners who don't take th... Posted on 5/29/13 at 9:49 PM
In his column, Darrell Vanyo, chairman of the Flood Diversion Board of Authority, seeks the approval of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks for the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion. The commissioner needs to realize that the Red River flows north of Grand Forks through Walsh and Pembina counties in North Dakota and Marshall and Kittson counties in Minnesota.
People who live in the northern Red River Valley certainly are aware of the importance of reliable flood protection. After the flood of 1997, I imagine it is a great relief to know that Grand Forks and East Grand Forks now are protected from major flooding. Similarly, flood protection has been realized in the southern end of the valley in Wahpeton and Breckenridge.
When conflicts arise over civic infrastructure in the United States, a resolution process is in place. It starts with public hearings, continues through evaluation by local, state and federal agencies and winds up with eminent domain proceedings and construction taking place.
he Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management plan differs greatly from the Grand Forks and East Grand Forks flood-protection project. While Grand Forks and East Grand Forks used green space to solve most of their problems, the Fargo plan sacrifices rural areas in order to allow development where green space should be.
City officials in Minot expect a decision within days on their plan for spending $35 million in flood recovery grant money, after the 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government that ended earlier this month delayed approval.
With full congressional approval in sight, the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion’s real battle can soon begin: for federal money. The U.S. House on Wednesday authorized the proposed $1.8 billion flood protection project, joining the Senate in approving the diversion and a handful of other water infrastructure projects across the nation.
Aesthetically pleasing areas that "embrace the riverfront" and attract the public are a big part of plans being developed for Minot's downtown as the city continues to recover from a devastating Souris River flood two years ago.
Frustrated by diminishing prospects of federal funding for a proposed $42 million flood diversion project, officials in Grafton, N.D., want to design a smaller program that could provide some protection and reduce the city’s flood plain footprint.
Homeowners in Minot affected by the Souris River flooding in 2011 can begin applying for grants to help with repair costs, while the city prepares to buy out more homes to make way for a flood protection project.
Devils Lake Basin officials are renewing a campaign to allow water from Stump Lake to flow naturally to the Tolna Coulee, even though more than $100 million has been spent in the past decade to build outlets that pump a maximum of 600 cubic feet of water per second to the Sheyenne River about five months a year.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's twice-extended temporary housing program to accommodate Minot area residents left homeless by a historic Souris River flood has come to a close after two years and three months.
Disaster teams in flood-ravaged foothills of Colorado narrowed their search on Friday for 82 people still unaccounted for a week and a half after torrential rains began, and officials said some of the missing would most likely be added to the death toll.
Some helicopters rescuing people after massive flooding in Colorado carried more dogs, cats and fish than people. Rescuers using zip lines to evacuate people over raging rivers also risked their lives to make sure the four-legged members of families were safe.
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