Storm Clean Up/Leaf Collection

Crews will continue to pick up tree debris next week.  Crews will also start leaf collection on Oct. 21st.  CLICK HERE for more information on fall leaf collection.

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2019 Flood Fight

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Below is a quick update on the storm clean up and flooding in the City of Grand Forks.

Tree Branch Clean Up:

The City of Grand Forks along with the GF Park District will be picking up downed tree branches around the city.  The GF Park District will focus their operations on the trees on the berms while city crews will pick up any debris from trees that have been placed by the street. 

Residents are asked to put any tree debris they would like hauled away out by the street, not the alley.  City crews will be following the street maintenance schedule as they pick up the trees and branches.  City will determine if they need to continue the tree/branches pick up at the end of the week.  Crews will be handling this service on a week by week basis.

Residents can also haul their own debris directly to the landfill or to the drop sites at Public Works (724 N. 47th St.) or to drop site at Williamson Field (corner of 5th Ave. S. and Demers Ave.).

High Water Tables:

The Grand Forks Sanitary Pump Stations are still pumping at capacity.  Over the weekend they were pumping 23-25 million gallons per day.  On average they pump around 8 mgd. 

Residents are asked to check their sump pumps to make sure they are pumping outside and not into a drain in their home.  Residents are also asked to refrain from any unnecessary water use to help with the strain on the sanitary sewer system. 

Red River Flooding:

The Red River in Grand Forks is below moderate flood stage with an forecasted crest of 41.5 feet some time this week. 

As a result, 4 of the city’s flood pump stations were activated over the weekend.  The lower levels of Lincoln Dr. Park are closed and many trails within the Greenway are impacted by water.  Please do not use any trails that are covered by water.

Helpful Links:

NDSU Extension Service Flood Information Flood Information

Flood Clean Up Information - ND Dept. of Health

University of North Dakota - Flood Blog

2019 Flood Fight - Frequently Asked Questions

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Does the City of Grand Forks have flood protection?

  • Is the Kennedy Bridge open?

  • Is the Point Bridge open?

  • Is the Sorlie Bridge downtown open?

  • What is the current river level in Grand Forks?

2019 Flood Fight - News Releases

Point Bridge Opening 1:30PM Today

Post Date:04/19/2019 1:00 PM



Point Bridge (Minnesota Ave.)

Opening 1:30 pm Today


DATE:                        April 9, 2019


Time:               12:54 pm 


CONTACT:    John Bernstrom – City of Grand Forks 701-746-4636

                        Tom Ford – Grand Forks County 701-780-8288





Grand Forks, ND – Officials from Grand Forks and East Grand Forks will be opening the Point Bridge on Minnesota Ave. at 1:30 pm today for traffic.


It will be monitored all weekend for water on the roadway. If water builds up on the roadway on the East Grand Forks side the bridge could be closed again.


The Sorlie Bridge (Demers Ave.) will remain closed. The Kennedy Bridge on Gateway Dr. (Hwy. 2) remains open. Be advised of the changing traffic patterns on Gateway Dr. caused by the increased traffic.  No left hand turns are allowed between Washington St. and the Kennedy Bridge unless at a controlled intersection (N. 5th St. & N. 3rd St.).


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