51 flood-prone homes, two lots fall under plan Fargo is laying plans to buy 51 flood-prone homes and two vacant lots to improve the city’s line of protection against future Red River flooding.
The City Commission voted 5-0 on Monday to have staff pursue a voluntary buyout program.
Getting permanent flood protection in the Red River basin will be a marathon, the sort of complex project that could take decades to complete.
So today’s first-of-its-kind gathering of local, state and federal officials on Capitol Hill to talk flood protection is just a step along the way.
The Fargo City Commission voted 5-0 on Monday to approve a resolution and ballot measure that – if it passes muster with voters – would add a half-cent to the city’s sales tax to help pay for permanent flood protection measures.
Contract awarded to Minnesota company It doesn’t appear Fargo students will be needed to help clean up sandbags. A Middle River, Minn., company moved into Fargo on Monday morning to start removing sandbags.
Levees began leaving the streets of Fargo on Thursday, irritating some of the locals who helped build them.
Area contractors weren’t hoping the temporary floodwalls would stay up forever. They just wanted a bigger piece of the action when they came down.
Chad Wolsky, owner of L.C. & Excavating in Fargo, said there are a lot of upset contractors. “It just doesn’t make much sense.”
By Dave Roepke and Mike Nowatzki / Forum staff writers
, April 24, 2009
Sheyenne River stabilizes at record 22.84 feet LISBON, N.D. – The clay levee keeping the Sheyenne River from spilling into Rob Hicks’ backyard developed a crack big enough to require evacuations here on Thursday morning.
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