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Timing could put Fargo mayoral election during flood season

December 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — When voters go to the polls in a few months to pick a new mayor, it may be around flood season when, in years past, they looked to Mayor Dennis Walaker for guidance.
The public face of flood fights since 1997 died unexpectedly Tuesday nigh…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Picking up the pieces: Thankful for only material losses, Dunn Co. residents help each other clean up, move forward

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

MANNING — The worst flooding in years had Dunn County residents salvaging belongings and pumping out basements Monday.

Torrential rains Friday night caused flooding into Saturday, severely damaging at least 16 farmsteads and tearing up enough roa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Upper Missouri River basin runoff remains high

August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Runoff continues to be above normal in the upper Missouri River basin, but it isn’t leading to any flooding concerns.

The Army Corps of Engineers says runoff above Sioux City, Iowa, in July was 33 percent above normal. Water…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Day County township boards vacating roads to keep anglers off flooded lands

August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Farmers with flooded lands are using their elected township boards to legally shut down many miles of public roads in Day County this summer.

The 66-feet wide strips are returned to the adjoining landowners to become private property.

The strat…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Dalrymple encourages Dayton to speak with local leaders about flood diversion

August 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has encouraged Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to hear directly from local officials in his state about their position on the proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion.
Dalrymple spoke with Dayton last week after …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Obama declares major disaster

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in Minnesota on Monday after widespread flooding across the state, bringing federal aid to Nobles, Rock, Jackson, Murray and Pipestone counties.
The president’s declaration, which came …continue reading on dglobe.com

Diversion model open house set: Rosemount to host $2.6M design of project

July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The public will have a chance to see a to-scale piece of the $1.8 billion metro-area diversion channel in action this month.
An open house is scheduled July 24 to view the diversion’s only physical model, with one caveat — it’s locat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Devils Lake to peak after 1-inch rise

July 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

DEVILS LAKE — Devils Lake is likely to rise another inch or so this summer before evaporation and releases from an outlet system lower the lake as much as 2 feet by winter.
The lake has a 50 percent chance of exceeding 1,453.5 feet above sea level…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Constructing culverts

July 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Several flooded SD roads reopen after repairs

June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — State officials have opened more highways in southeastern South Dakota that have been closed the last few weeks due to flooding caused by heavy rains.

The state Transportation Department says Highway 46 and Highway 48 at the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com