ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Water Board tables repair on dam

The Stutsman County Water Resource Board tabled a request Wednesday to fund engineering work on possible repairs to a small dam in Fried Township north of Jamestown. Krapp Brothers Dam was privately constructed but now falls under the ownership o...

 

The Stutsman County Water Resource Board tabled a request Wednesday to fund engineering work on possible repairs to a small dam in Fried Township north of Jamestown.

Krapp Brothers Dam was privately constructed but now falls under the ownership of the Water Resource Board. Mandar Nangare, project engineer for Barr Engineering, said the emergency spillway of the dam has washed out and is allowing water to flow around the dam, reducing the water stored by the structure.

Nangare requested the Water Resource Board enter into an engineering contract to determine if the dam can be repaired or should be removed.

Arlyn Schmidt, vice chairman of the board, asked the board’s attorney to explore if turning ownership of the dam back to the Krapp family was an option. That information could be available at the board’s April 26 meeting.

ADVERTISEMENT

In other business, the Water Resource Board agreed to an on-site meeting regarding a complaint of illegal drainage by James Nannenga against Timothy Scott.

Nannenga alleges that drainage ditches installed by Scott were draining water onto his land. Scott said the ditches he installed were legal and he could not be responsible for washouts from heavy rains in other parts of the field.

The on-site meeting will be scheduled prior to the Water Resource Board’s April 26 meeting.

What To Read Next
Gate City Bank will also give $5,000 each to five other charities.
The death was ruled a homicide, court documents say.
The funds will be used to support the organization's Head Start projects.
A resolution looking to allow the legislature to consider work requirements on the newly expanded Medicaid program is one step closer to the 2024 ballot.