Forum staff reports, Published April 13 2011
Kindred, Davenport to hold public meeting to discuss Sheyenne River floodwatersKINDRED, N.D. – Officials in southwestern Cass County will hold a public flood meeting Thursday evening to update residents on the anticipated impacts of increased discharges from the Baldhill Dam into the Sheyenne River.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Kindred High School, 55 1st Ave. S., and will be hosted by Kindred Mayor Wayne Lunder and Davenport Mayor Larry Palluck.
Cass County, Richland County, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and North Dakota National Guard officials will also attend.
This afternoon, the National Weather Service said higher flows from the Baldhill Dam are expected to affect Lisbon early next week and move down the Sheyenne into Kindred later in the week.
"Breakout flows are currently diminishing from Kindred into Harwood, with near record flood levels still ongoing from Harwood into the mainstem Red River," the weather service said. "The second wave of high water expected late next week should be somewhat lower than the initial crest, but it will act to maintain high levels for quite some time."