With all of the news coverage on the flood-affected areas, it is easy for people to forget there are areas of the Missouri River that are usable. It is the narrow, river-like sections immediately downstream from the dams’ high releases that are flooding. The vast, wide-open areas of the lakes are at their seasonal high water levels but flowing safely.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is offering $500,000 in financial assistance for installation or enhancement of “ring dikes” around farmsteads in the Red River Valley.
CORRECTION: Doug Vosper is a member of the North Dakota State Water Commission. His title was incorrect in the original version of the story, "Neche farmer: Canadians rerouting floodwaters illegally," Friday, April 22, on GrandForksHerald.com, and in the Herald newspaper article of the same name on Page A1 Saturday, April 23.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting comments on a proposal to build a 3,000-foot temporary dike in Minnewaukan, N.D., to protect Minnewaukan Public School, the city’s water tower, water and sewer infrastructure and several homes and businesses threatened by the rising Devils Lake.
More than 125 volunteers turned out after strong winds, rains began to erode levee Mayor Scott Kosmatka said the river was about 10 feet lower than the top of the levees Thursday night, but a strong southeast wind started to erode the levee in the southeastern part of town.
“The wave action just ate away at it,” he said.
Which is the best purveyor of “common” sense here: An ordinance that was put in place to protect residents from a raging river and themselves? Or residents who suggest defying ordinances and ignoring the consequences?
$1,000 fine, 30 days in jail possible for disturbing, tampering with GF permanent, emergency flood protection Grand Forks city officials want people to stay off the dikes and have raised fines to $1,000 and/or 30 days in jail for offenders. Mayor Mike Brown signed the emergency order at noon Tuesday.
A major flood this spring wouldn’t be a cakewalk in Moorhead, but projects completed since 2009 should make one easier to handle, officials say.The city built three miles of new dikes and floodwalls and raised the height of existing dikes.
River appears to crest at Drayton through little sense of urgency Except for the 3-foot-high clay dike running down the east side of Main Street, a visitor to this Pembina County community on the Red River might not know this is flood season.
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