Posts tagged ‘fargo flood’

Flood effects

Posted April 8th, 2011 by kcorliss. Comments (2).

The Red River will purportedly reach the 3rd highest crest on record sometime on Sunday or Monday. Land along the river is being swallowed up by the cold muddy waters of this whimsical stream. When that happens, it tends to dislocate whatever critters occupy the thin ribbon of riparian woods. One local birder made note [...]

And so it goes…

Posted April 4th, 2011 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

While driving around town over the weekend I ran across numerous instances of flood preparation. Admittedly, I  haven’t been paying much attention to the latest and greatest crest predictions so don’t know for sure where we stand. But the city is quite calmly taking care of things. I was also not aware of this product, [...]

River at record, fight goes on

Posted March 27th, 2009 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

As of right now the reading is 40.78 feet in Fargo, an all-time record. Or at least since we began keeping records in the late 1800s. The city of Fargo is done building dikes and has taken up a monitoring posture as of this time. It’s absolutely surreal. The city is non-stop, 24/7, utter controlled [...]

How high will it go?

Posted March 25th, 2009 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

My son has gotten dirty with sandbagging for the past few days also. Here’s his crew working at a home near his high school, Oak Grove, with a Red Cross vehicle in the foreground: Near the school is a low area the Fargo Park District has taken over and put in a nice paved bicycle [...]

One little corner of the flood

Posted March 25th, 2009 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

It’s hard to get a feel for the enormity of the flooding problem without wandering around. And no one should be wandering around getting in the way of the flood fighters. Thus we rely on the media to give us images and sounds of the process. Still I got a glimpse of a few things [...]

Water water everywhere

Posted March 23rd, 2009 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

Even in our backyards, including mine. An early morning walk showed my house isn’t the only one. Many yards are pumping from backyards. There were even two gas-powered pumps pushing out large volumes of water this morning. Here’s my meager effort to get water away from our foundation in West Fargo: But West Fargo isn’t [...]

Both gates ajar

Posted March 19th, 2009 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

The flood gates and the one letting in migratory birds. After enduring a winter akin to something one might encounter in Fairbanks, the melt of all our snow is on. Just in the last week temperatures left subzero readings and soared into the 40s and 50s. It comes with a price though. The threat of flooding is hanging [...]