Sheyenne river levels on the rise

Cass County, N.D.-- National Weather Service river level forecasts now predict overland flooding in the Harwood area will increase steadily between now and Sunday morning, April 7th.

As of 6:15 a.m. Friday, April 5th, the Sheyenne River gage at Harwood was observed at 88.22 ft. The Sheyenne River at Harwood is expected to exceed 91 feet by Saturday morning. 91 feet is designated ‘Major Flood Stage.’

At this river level, many areas both north and south of Harwood will be impacted by overland flooding. Residents in these areas are urged to make final preparations now. This includes placing sandbags, fueling generators and pumps, and otherwise taking precautions to protect property.

Additional Cass County Sheriff’s Deputies, Engineering staff and additional resources will be in Harwood today and over the weekend.