Officials in Minot believe the Souris River has crested and, that, even in the event of another catastrophic bout of rain upstream, they’ll still be able to keep the river from rising any higher. Scroll down the article to view an Associated Press video report Sunday about the flooding at Burlington, N.D.
About this series
The flood projections appear foreboding for spring 2011, north and south of the border. And the more information that’s available, the more informed readers will be. In addition to our local coverage, the Herald is supplying frequent content from the Winnipeg Free Press, both in print and online. This story is one of many installments the Free Press has planned as it covers watersheds, communities and people who live where the water flows.
When floodwaters inundated Valley City in spring 2009, Howard Langemo went to work saving history. “When the sewers of downtown Valley City overflowed, Howard came literally running to the rescue to help salvage artifacts from damage in the basement of the museum,” said Wes Anderson of the Barnes County Historical Society. Open the article to see the accompanying video.
Some lower areas in Greenway will be closed to public A revised flood forecast issued Thursday predicts the Red River in Grand Forks-East Grand Forks will surpass flood stage of 28 feet on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service website.
As of Thursday evening, the Red in Grand Forks was at 21.87 feet.
Flood protection is among the least contentious issues in North Dakota’s U.S. House race because there’s no debate on whether the candidates support or oppose permanent measures for the Red River Valley.
Their positions are clear.
21 flooded southern Minnesota counties affected The federal government has declared 21 counties in southern Minnesota disaster areas, prompting Gov. Tim Pawlenty to convene a special session for Monday.
Legislative leaders and Gov. Tim Pawlenty today agreed on a bill that provides funds to recover from last month's southern Minnesota floods and would appropriate some money for Wadena to plan for a new community center to replace facilities damaged in a June tornado.
Anticipating the need to build more water retention projects in northwestern Minnesota because of the inevitable downstream impacts from the Fargo-Moorhead diversion, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar came here Monday to look at one of the success stories in flood control.
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