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FLOODING

Ranier residents sandbagging homes and cabins as lakes and rivers flood over their banks.
The Sheyenne River is subsiding in the Kindred area, but is expecting to crest at Harwood over the weekend.
West-central Minnesota was pounded by rain during intense thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday, leading to flooded streets, basements, fields and parks.
The Sheyenne River at Harwood is expected to rise gradually until cresting at 90.4 feet this weekend. The Sheyenne is causing flooding problems on some county roads.

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Soaked fields are adding to a year with high diesel prices, fertilizer and part shortages.
Along with Burgum were Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard and director of the state Department of Emergency Services; North Dakota Homeland Security Director Darin Hanson and Department of Water Resources Director Andrea Travnicek.
Soils are saturated from recent heavy rains, causing water to run off. An area north of West Fargo extending to Harwood is expected to see widespread overland flooding later this week.
The Minnesota National Guard placed the pumps, which both weigh more than five tons and are leased from a private contractor, using a CH-47 Chinook helicopter.
“The rain events that used to occur every 50 or 100 hears are now happening every 10 years or even more frequently,” said Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Commissioner Katrina Kessler. “It’s not just once in your lifetime, it’s three or more times in one decade that you’re having to think about impacts on local resources as well as infrastructure and homes.”
In an announcement on Facebook early on Tuesday, May 3, the Cavalier County Sheriff’s Department said nearby North Dakota Highway 5 is closed from North Dakota Highway 1 to North Dakota Highway 32 due to “possible imminent rupture of the Dam.”

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If you were to take a look at a map of eastern North Dakota, all the state's little creeks and streams dump into rivers, and is one reason flood flights are so complex. Flood protection miles from the metro is helping cities, farmers and homeowners all over this part of the state.
Two dams on the Maple River, one northeast of Enderlin and the Upper Maple River Dam near Hope, have been doing a good job of moderating flooding impacts along the Maple River.
Several rivers have remained steady since Sunday going into Monday

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