Category: Flood

Amy Denz and Tara Ostendorf Feature in MN Cities

Amy Denz, Environmental Group Leader, and Tara Ostendorf, Project Coordinator, wrote a feature article that was published in the September/October 2020 edition of Minnesota Cities. The article is called, “One Watershed, One Plan: A Local Level Perspective”. Read the article below, or take a look at the full publication here.     Is your city … Read More

Drainage and Watershed Timing in the Red River Basin

The following article was originally published in North Dakota Water magazine’s March 2019 issue. The relationship between surface drainage and flooding is often misunderstood. Logic would dictate that drains move water and therefore cause floods. As with most any water-related topic, reality is far more complex. The purpose of this article is to explain the … Read More

2019 Spring Flooding: Resources and Links

Wondering where to get the latest flood information in your area? You’re in luck! We have curated the following list of resources and links to keep the people we serve informed of this year’s flood fight. Note: This list will be updated as needed on an ongoing basis during the 2019 spring flooding season or as … Read More

Dealing with Disaster

How your local government can best work with FEMA In the Fargo-Moorhead area, the threat of major flooding is the yearly beast that stalks us all. We’ve had our share of it recently, with flooding severe enough for North Dakota to receive presidential disaster declarations fourteen times since 1997. Thankfully, we’ve had a bit of … Read More

Cooperation on water projects leads to progress

Technical details and requirements are vital to a project’s success. But often it’s the human element that makes all the difference. Take the Upper Maple River Dam (UMRD) in Steele County, for example. It’s a unique and significant accomplishment in the water resources engineering world – and not just because of the details we described … Read More

FEMA levee certification reduces need for flood insurance

It’s fall. The ground is frosty in the morning. Those once-beautiful, turning leaves are now on the ground begging to be raked. Asphalt suppliers are shutting down for the season. You might think it’s time for the water resources and floodplain professionals to start booking winter vacations and taking it easy. After all, it’s kind … Read More