The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is supporting local flood fight efforts in North Dakota.
The Corps received a request for assistance from the state of North Dakota March 24. The Corps mobilized its contractor, Tunheim Construction, from Moorhead, Minnesota, to support flood fight operations near Grafton, North Dakota, which is along the Park River.
The Corps is now building temporary emergency levees within the city to protect critical infrastructure. The work started yesterday and is set to be completed by Friday, March 31.
“In addition to activities in northeastern North Dakota, the Corps is monitoring conditions within the Souris River basin and is coordinating with federal, state and local officials as the spring snowmelt gets closer,” USACE said in its release.
The Corps sent a reconnaissance team to the basin March 22 to get a better understanding of the conditions.