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ND Highway 11, 4 miles south of Forman and ND Highway 32, 6 miles north of Lisbon has water near the road and is rapidly rising. Motorists should use caution when approaching these segments of roadway. Traffic speeds are currently normal, but could change due to rising water.
Water has receded on ND Highway 27 bridge over the Sheyenne River in Lisbon and is now open. The bridge was closed due to flooding.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will maintain Baldhill Dam at a discharge of 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) throughout the next week.
Releases from Baldhill Dam are based on forecasted inflows from the National Weather Service. The Corps must balance inflows and outflows so that the Baldhill Dam emergency spillway is not overtopped. The NWS has forecasted that the Sheyenne River will crest in Valley City, March 24, at 15 feet. Read the rest of this entry »
By Terri Kelly Barta
The Sheyenne River at Lisbon was predicted to crest at under 17’ by noon on Saturday, March 20, but Mother Nature had a glitch in the way of ice jams.
Starting on Sunday afternoon, the Sheyenne River at Fort Ransom had ice jams almost up to the dam, according to Pastor Dave Carlson who took pictures of it. Daleyn Baasch’s D’s excavating took care of those and then was called to Lisbon for the same problem. Read the rest of this entry »