VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – The City of Valley City is working with the Barnes County Emergency Management team and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to monitor the Sheyenne River.

Baldhill Dam Resource Manager Rich Schueneman said the Sheyenne River in Valley City will rise as the outflows at the dam increase to around 2,400 CFS this weekend.

Schueneman said the plan is to bump up ouflows by the first weekend in April to around 3,500 CFS.

Valley City Mayor Dave Carlsrud said Public Works crews are taking action in preparation for the river reach 14-15 feet, but with local inflows, this may vary. He said at this time, based on the information from the National Weather Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the risk of moderate to major flooding is minimal this spring, but the City is prepared to respond accordingly.

The full interview with Rich Schueneman is available right here.