ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is preparing to support 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 plans to build temporary emergency levees within the city to protect critical infrastructure. The work is expected to begin today, March 27, and should finish 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. The Corps sent a reconnaissance team to the basin March 22 to get a better understanding of the conditions.
The nearly 600 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2016 $78 million budget, nearly 1,250 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $120 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.
Release no. 17-027
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