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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

Ready.gov 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?

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