International Souris River Board Public Meeting
The International Souris River Board (ISRB) announced on March 8, 2013, that it is inviting public comment on a plan of study for the review of the water supply and flood operating plan contained in the 1989 Canada-United States Agreement for Water Supply and Flood Control in the Souris River Basin.
A periodic review of the operating plan is required under the 1989 agreement. However due to unprecedented flooding in the Souris River basin in 2011, basin residents have asked that additional flood protection measures be evaluated beyond what is currently provided under the 1989 agreement.
In February 2012, the ISRB appointed the Souris River Basin Task Force to review the operating plan contained in Annex A of the 1989 agreement and appointed members from federal, state, provincial and local agencies. The plan of study developed by the task force describes studies that are needed to review the operation of the reservoirs covered by the 1989 agreement and consider additional structural and non-structural measures that could be taken to reduce flooding impacts and improve water supply in the basin.
Members of the public are invited to view a presentation on the plan of study and provide comments at the following public meeting and webinar:
Wednesday, March 20
2:30 p.m. CDT
1505 North Broadway
Minot, ND 58703
Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project Public Input meetings were held November 8 - 10, 2011 at the ND State Fair Center. The goal of the meetings was to collect public input regarding the Initial Concept Alignment which was released on November 3, 2011.
Neighborhood meetings for the Lincoln/Ramstad area and the Green Valley/El Rio Drive area were held Tuesday, November 22, 2011. The meetings were conducted to present the alignment modifications for the Lincoln and 27th St SE Diversions and allow residents the opportunity to share their comments regarding these two new options.
Public information/input meetings were held in Mohall and Towner in the spring of 2012 to gather information about geographical flooding issues/concerns and discuss possible solutions.
A rural reaches public information/input meeting was held January 30, 2013, in Velva to discuss the rural reaches alternatives currently being analyzed.
Property impact information can be found below. The chart compares the Initial Concept Alignment property impacts with the high water diversion alignment modification property impacts. Please keep in mind that every time the alignment changes along the project, these figures will change.