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USACE releases assessment of Oslo levee

March 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in St. Paul said Thursday that it has released a draft environmental assessment of changes to the levees in Oslo, Minn. The city proposed changes to levees the corps built in the 1970s, including raising levees by 1.1 to 1.7 feet and realigning portions of the levee. Continue Reading

Farmers with land near broken levees see crop premiums rise

December 14, 2011 in The Daily Republic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Midwestern farmers who saw their land swamped by summer flooding may be socked again with steep increases in their crop insurance premiums, the expensive result of the failure to fix broken levees before the winter snow and next spring’s rains. Continue Reading

Corps short on Missouri River levee-repair money

December 13, 2011 in The Daily Republic

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday that it has money available so far to fix only 11 of 68 Missouri River levees and is draining extra water from upstream reservoirs to nurse the flood-battered system through 2012. Continue Reading

Jessica Ludy, Delft, The Netherlands: Flood risk exists on both sides of levees

September 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

As recent research at the University of California, Berkeley confirms, Americans protected by levees are unaware of the true risks they face. Continue Reading

City of Devils Lake seeks another $10.5 million from state to help bolster levee

August 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The city of Devils Lake wants North Dakota’s Water Commission to pay another $10.5 million to bolster a levee that protects the city against the lake’s rising waters. Continue Reading

MISSOURI: Levee on Missouri River springs 2nd partial breach

June 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A partial breach has appeared on a levee along the Missouri River in northwest Missouri, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said today, a day after officials ordered hundreds of residents in a southwest Iowa town to evacuate their homes in response to another hole in the earthen barrier. Continue Reading

Court won’t block plan to blast Missouri levee

April 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inched closer Saturday to blowing a hole in a Mississippi River levee to try to keep flood waters out of a small Illinois town after a federal appeals court declined to stop the move. Continue Reading

Grand Forks mayor raises fine for walking on dikes

April 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

$1,000 fine, 30 days in jail possible for disturbing, tampering with GF permanent, emergency flood protectionGrand Forks city officials really want you to stay off the dikes and have raised fines to $1,000 and/or 30 days in jail for offenders. And mayors from both Grand Forks and East Grand Forks issued a joint statement urging people to stay off the dikes. Continue Reading