Cass County issues flood fight update

 

Cass County asks rural residents to prepare for significant major flooding along the Sheyenne and Maple Rivers north of West Fargo, through Harwood, and towards Argusville.  The Sheyenne and Maple Rivers are expected to have a rapid rise from Monday through Wednesday as above freezing temperatures will rapidly melt the additional precipitation from last week’s snowstorm.  The National Weather Service now predicts the Sheyenne River at Harwood to crest on Thursday at 91.3 feet.  This would match the 2019 spring flood crest and would be a top 10 record flood. This rapid melt will also cause the Maple River at Mapleton to now crest at 22.5 feet which is 0.5 feet above the first crest.  This will also be a top 10 flood on the Maple River.

At these water levels rural residents should expect significant overland flooding.  Residents in these areas who have sandbagged their homes or lost access to their homes in past floods should be prepared for similar conditions over the next week.

Cass County has 90,000 sandbags filled and ready to deploy.  Rural Cass County residents can order filled sandbags by filling out an online form at www.casscountynd.gov or call our Flood Hotline at 701-241-8000.

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