The City of Valley City is working with the Barnes County Emergency Management team and the US Army Corp of Engineers Baldhill Dam office to monitor the Sheyenne River. The river will rise as the outflows at the dam will increase to around 2400 CFS this weekend. The USACE plans to increase the ouflows by the first weekend in April to around 3500 CFS. City crews are taking action in preparation for the river to be around 14-15 feet, but with local inflows, this may vary. Evidence of minor flooding may be apparent at 15 feet. At this time, the risk of moderate to major flooding is minimal, but the City is prepared to respond accordingly.
Posted in Spring 2020 Flood.