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Those fighting floods in several communities along the Mississippi River were mostly successful Sunday despite the onslaught of water, but an ominous forecast and the growing accumulation of snow in the upper Midwest tempered any feelings of victory.
Flood preparation continued to be a waiting game in Jamestown Tuesday with new forecasts from the Army Corps of Engineers for water levels on the Jamestown and Pipestem reservoirs not anticipated until Wednesday. John Bartel, corps field operations officer for the James River, made his report at the interagency meeting Tuesday at the Law Enforcement Center.
Major flooding once again is forecast in the south central North Dakota town of Linton.
The National Weather Service on Monday said Beaver Creek had surpassed minor flood stage of 9 feet. The creek was forecast to rise to 14.8 feet late Saturday.
For a sense of how people are girding for the potential of another big flood here, look to the hardware store.
Customers are coming in to Ace Hardware to shop for sump pumps, but few are buying yet, said owner Larry Lindeman. They just want to make sure pumps are in stock, a precaution that would have been rare if the Sheyenne River not hit a record crest in 2009.
By Dave Roepke, Forum Communications Co.
, March 15, 2010
Jamestown and Stutsman County should prepare for the same combined releases as they did during the 2009 floods, according to the Army Corps of Engineers, which changed its forecast for the James River and Pipestem Creek Friday.
The National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service released updated forecasts for the James River on Friday, the LaMoure County Department of Emergency Services said in a release Monday.
Jamestown resident Pearl Silzly is already anxious about an upcoming flood, even though the snow hasn’t melted yet.
Silzly faced flood issues last year when the water seeped into her basement, forcing her to sweep the stream into drains and pumps — a job that took two or three hours at a time, multiple times a day.
High-tech mapping technology used to help Fargo-Moorhead residents fight a record-setting flood last spring will be made available to the entire Red River Valley.
The high-resolution elevation data, known as Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR, should be accurate to within inches instead of within feet as under earlier measurements, Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said Tuesday.
By Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press
, November 12, 2009
The Midwest and Northern United States are likely to get a warmer winter, while the Southeast can expect just the opposite: cooler and wetter conditions.
In Thursday’s winter outlook, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says an El Nino weather event — warming in parts of the Pacific that affects weather worldwide — will be a major player in America’s winter temperatures.
By Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press
, October 16, 2009
For those planning summer outdoor activities the long-term forecast for June, July and August is now in. The temperatures for the rest of the summer will either be warmer or cooler than normal, depending on which forecast you believe.
Residents in a tiny township were breathing easier after word that the National Weather Service was lowering its crest predictions of the Red River in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., area.
The latest estimate of a 37-foot crest by Saturday should keep up to 80 percent of the homes in low-lying Oakport Township out of danger, the township board chairman said Tuesday. Oakport is north of Moorhead.
By Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press
, April 15, 2009
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