ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Some Greenway facilities in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks close because of high water

Closing facilities might be a hassle, but it’s necessary for public safety reasons.

Red River chart.png
The Red River in Grand Forks was at 31.14 feet Thursday afternoon, April 14, 2022, about 3 feet above minor flood stage.
Contributed / National Weather Service Grand Forks
We are part of The Trust Project.

GRAND FORKS – Water levels are up on the Red and Red Lake rivers, and that means several facilities along the Greenway in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks are closed until further notice.

In a news release Thursday afternoon, Greenway staff said the dog park in Lincoln Drive Park, river accesses and all of the lower trails in the Greenway are closed until further notice.

Closing facilities might be a hassle, but it’s necessary for public safety reasons, the news release indicated.

READ MORE RED RIVER COVERAGE:
The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality will launch a pilot project to test paying landowners for results, as opposed to simply paying for conservation projects with the assumption they benefit water quality.

The Red River in Grand Forks was at 31.14 feet at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, about 3 feet over minor flood stage of 28 feet. Current projections from the National Weather Service call for the river to crest at 33.5 feet at 7 a.m. Saturday and remain at that level through late Sunday morning, before beginning a slow decline. The river will drop to just above flood stage Thursday morning, April 21, based on current projections, the NWS said.

What to read next
Some of the policies on citizen comments council members approved include changing the time limit from three to five minutes and moving the citizen comment portion ahead in the agenda so that it follows announcements
Between 75 and 100 dock-free, low-speed electric scooters will be deployed at UND initially.
Pete Fendt, president of Valley Water Rescue, says it is very likely that cadaver dogs can still pick up the scent of human remains, even 26 years later.
Some are talking about it on social media. The GFPD says some information is correct, but some is not.