Flood Information

Every spring the region is faced with possible water problems as the snow melts. West Fargo is prepared to deal with any potential issues to ensure a safe spring for you and your family.

2023 Spring Operations

  • The Sheyenne River Diversion Flood Control Project provides the City of West Fargo with excellent protection from overland flooding in West Fargo.
  • On April 3, 2023, the West Fargo City Commission approved an emergency declaration giving the City the ability to initiate appropriate actions in the unlikely case of flooding.
  • Based on current conditions, the City is entering standard spring operations to manage the spring melt and prepare the City's infrastructure to ensure water is properly channeled throughout the system.
  • Residents can take action by reporting any changes they have made to river banks to springmelt@westfargond.gov, clearing storm drains and discharging sump pumps outside as soon as they are able.
  • Sandbag Cass suspended operations because they met their goal of filling 200,000 sandbags in four days.
  • In cooperation with Southeast Cass Water Resource District, the City of West Fargo closed the north and south Sheyenne River Diversion on April 18, 2023. All river flow north of I-94 is diverting around town.
  • As of Monday, April 22, Sheyenne River levels are flowing at a rate that will allow continued normal spring melt operations. Crews are monitoring the river 24/7 and have equipment in place to address any issues that may arise. 

(Update: April 22, 2023)