Flood Fight & Flood Conditions
The City of Minot has had a lengthy history of flooding in the Mouse River valley. Because of that, flood fighting efforts have been skillfully developed by City staff in order to protect the City of Minot from potentially devastating flooding.
Flood Risk Factors
There are four factors to consider when assessing the risk of spring flooding. Those factors are soil conditions, snowpack, reservoir levels, and the long-term precipitation forecast.
Click the factors below to view the current conditions as of March 2023.
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Emergency Action Plan
The City’s Emergency Action Plan is a multilayered plan that outlines how the City will work towards protecting properties and infrastructure if flood waters were to rise.
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Key sections of this EAP are outlined below for your convenience.
The City of Minot has developed a detailed plan to address flooding. This plan has been refined over the years with exceptional data collection and detailed input by key staff members. The plan has identified levels at which the following roads may become inundated and require closure at the following stages:
|Action Stage||Street/Bridge to Close||Range of Closure|
|4,700 cfs||12th Street SW||from 16th St SW to 8th Ave SW|
|6,000 cfs||2nd Avenue SW
3rd Avenue NW
|from Maple Street to 16th Street NW
from 3rd Street NW to 5th Street NW
from 10th Street NW to 16th Street NW
|7,000 cfs||7th Street NE
8th Avenue SE
6th Street NW
|from Central Avenue to 2nd Avenue NE
from 15th Street SE to 18th Street SE
from 4th Avenue NW to 6th Avenue NW
from 9th Street SE to 23rd Street SE
|8,000 cfs||16th Street SW (North side)||from Burdick Expressway to 7th Avenue SW|
|9,000 cfs||27th Street SE||from Burdick Expressway to Valley Street|
|13,000 cfs||U.S. Highway 21||from 14th Avenue SW to 20th Avenue SW|
|13,200 cfs||16th St SW (South side)||from Burdick Expressway to 7th Avenue SW|
|>15,000 cfs||U.S. Highway 83 Bypass||No closure, levees along road shoulders|
3rd Street NE2
|1st Avenue SW to 4th Avenue NW
from Central Avenue E to 5th Avenue NE
The Minot levee system is broken down into six individual segments for flood fighting. Each segment has been analyzed and quantities have been determined for each segment based on the proposed flood stage.