Tag Archives: flooding

See readings of the James River level in Jamestown

I suppose now’s a good time to point out that I have a link on this page that takes you to a National Weather Service page with the latest readings of the James River’s level here in Jamestown. The link, … Continue reading

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Traffic trouble in Jamestown

I was out taking photos of the aftermath of today’s thunderstorms in Jamestown today when I shot this video of Third Street Southeast covered in water. It’s not the best camerawork, but it’s still interesting to watch. Note how some … Continue reading

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Spotligt in the Sun: Flood briefing

I meant to post this earlier, but I plum forgot. Here’s Stutsman County Emergency Manager Jerry Bergquist speaking about the newest developments in the 2010 flood fight and the lucky break Jamestown seems to have received. It’s got a lot of good … Continue reading

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Sandbagging attempt No. 2

I sandbagged this morning at Wilson Arena. I think I was the only volunteer who showed up besides members of the Red Cross and the Jamestown Fire Department. We filled about two pallets of bags in an hour and added them … Continue reading

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Sandbagging attempt No. 1

I tried to help sandbag this morning. I really did. I set my alarm for 6:30 a.m. to give myself enough time to get up, brush my teeth and drive over to Wilson Arena, where work was supposed to start … Continue reading

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Bird’s Eye View over LaMoure

Here’s a link to a Civil Air Patrol photo taken Sunday of the James River in LaMoure, N.D. If you look along the main road (N.D. Highway 13) to the right hand side, you can see the Minuteman Missile. To give … Continue reading

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LaMoure needs sandbaggers

This is from Sheri Gartner, director of emergency services in LaMoure County: Sandbagging operations are underway at the county road shop in LaMoure, but more volunteers are needed! Anyone interested in volunteering should report to the county road shop at … Continue reading

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See where the rivers are

With river levels rising in the area, you might want to keep tabs on how high the levels are getting. The National Weather Service has just the Web site for that. The NWS keeps track of river levels at this Web … Continue reading

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Public meeting on releases, levees

This just in from the Army Corps of Engineers: A public meeting on projected releases from Jamestown and Pipestem dams and plans for building emergency levees in Jamestown will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the theater at Jamestown High … Continue reading

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Tough news

The Army Corps of Engineers has issued a new water release forecast for the Jamestown area. The news is not good. Two things come to mind: 1. Jamestown is going to beat this. 2. I am very glad my arms … Continue reading

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