Resource Guide for Floodplain Managers
This Quick Guide
will help you understand more about why and how communities in the State of North Dakota manage floodplains to protect people and property. North Dakota’s floodplain management programs have been active since 1981. Flood prone communities adopt ordinances that detail the rules and requirements of developing in the floodplain. In case of conflict, that ordinance and not this publication, must be followed.
North Dakota Risk Assessment Mapservice and Base Level Engineering
is a tool designed by the Water Commission that allows users to visually display current flood risks, both approximate floodplains from BLE, and effective regulatory floodplains from FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Spring Flood Awareness meetings Scheduled in Fargo, Grand Forks, and Jamestown
During January 27 - 29, the North Dakota State Water Commission and Department of Emergency Services hosted a series of meetings to inform the public about the potential for 2020 spring flood threats, and steps people can take to prepare themselves and protect their property.
The meetings also included presentations from federal partners including FEMA, the National Weather Service, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Information was provided on dam operations, current flood forecasts, flood preparedness and mitigation tips, and flood insurance.
2020 Commissioner-Hosted Basin Meetings
This biennium, due to COVID-19 related concerns, the Commissioner-hosted meetings were held the last two weeks in July and were provided virtually to discuss ongoing Water Commission efforts, and water management and development issues in the state’s eight major drainage basins. Click here to see a recap on the presentations.
Red River of the North Hydrology Parameters Study
Installed soil moisture and temp data collection instruments
North Dakota Nonstructural EAP Workshops