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Water levels recede in parts of eastern North Dakota

A flood warning remains in effect for Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Grand Forks, Griggs, Nelson, Steele and Walsh counties until 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, and a flood advisory remains in effect for portions of Grand Forks, Barnes, Cass, Griggs, Steele and Traill counties until 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Dalton Linder wades through floodwater in Mayville as he carries a sump pump and hose to pump out a city storage building near the Goose River Tuesday, April 26, 2022.
Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
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MAYVILLE, N.D. — Water is still high in low lying areas, but in much of eastern North Dakota, water levels were receding on Tuesday, April 26.

In Mayville, North Dakota, standing water still reached the front deck of the Pizza Shop, and surrounded the city’s street shop and truck storage building. The Goose River was still running through the park next to the river, but roads were clear.

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Floodwater from the Goose River in Mayville surrounds the Pizza Shop Tuesday, April 26, 2022.
Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Sue Strand, one of the owners of Hardware Hank May-Port in Mayville, said a few houses had to sandbag to stay dry, but most of the town was free of major flooding or damage.

“We’re hoping the water is maybe going to go down some,” she said.

The closest river gauge to Mayville is the one on the Goose River near Portland, North Dakota, where the river crested at a height of 25.9 feet on Monday evening. The weather service does not provide flood stages for the gauge near Portland.

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The Northwood Golf Course, a few miles out of Northwood along the Goose River, was still nearly completely flooded on Tuesday afternoon. The Goose River was flowing over one road near the golf course, one of few roads that remained covered by water.

Not far from the golf course is a massive washout at Steele County Drain #11 .

Downstream from Northwood and Mayville, the Goose River crested in Hillsboro early on Tuesday morning, at 15.95 feet, just shy of the 16-foot major flood stage for the town. In Hillsboro, the flood stage for the Goose River is 10 feet and the moderate flood stage is 13 feet.

A flood warning remains in effect for Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Grand Forks, Griggs, Nelson, Steele and Walsh counties until 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, and a flood advisory remains in effect for portions of Grand Forks, Barnes, Cass, Griggs, Steele and Traill counties until 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

For the most part, the threat of flooding has moved farther north as tributaries to the Red River, like the Goose River, let floodwaters out into the main river. The Red River is expected to crest in Grand Forks and Oslo, Minnesota, on Wednesday, in Drayton, North Dakota, and Pembina, North Dakota, early next week.

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Ingrid Harbo joined the Grand Forks Herald in September 2021.

Harbo covers Grand Forks region news, and also writes about business in Grand Forks and the surrounding area.

Readers can reach Harbo at 701-780-1124 or iharbo@gfherald.com. Follow her on Twitter @ingridaharbo.
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