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Now is the time to prepare for spring flooding


February 10, 2020

If you’ve lived in North Dakota for long, you’ve more than likely put the wise words “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst” into practice.

Last year, we contended with spring flooding that damaged homes, public infrastructure, hundreds of roads and thousands of acres of farmland in western and south-central North Dakota and up and down the Red River Valley. On top of that, we had the most precipitation in 125 years of record keeping from August to October, triggering an unusual bout with flooding during the fall harvest season.

Heading into freeze-up this winter, soils were sat...

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