Flood Information

The City of East Grand Forks Prepares for Spring Flooding

The City of East Grand Forks is following its plan to control spring flooding. Residents should be assured that all efforts are being taken to protect the City from high water in the Red Lake River and the Red River of the North.

Some preparations currently taking place:

  • The City of East Grand Forks flood protection system has been certified by the United States Army Corps of Engineers up to a river stage of approximately 60 feet, well above the current foretasted crest.
  • The City is communicating with the United States Army Corps of Engineers as well as state and national officials on a regular basis regarding the potential flood event.
  • The City is continuously monitoring river conditions and receives regular updates from the National Weather Service related to flood outlooks.
  • The City has procured the necessary supplies and materials for flood protection.

Flood Web Cam

The City Water and Light Department has set up a Flood Webcam overlooking the Red River from downtown East Grand Forks.

Additional Information Resources

Polk County Emergency Management can be reached at 218-281-0437 or by calling the Sheriff's Office at 218-281-0437. Information can also be found on the Polk County website by clicking on Special Announcements towards the bottom of the page.  

On the National Weather Service website you are able to see up-to-date information on river levels click on the state of Minnesota and then on the Rivers and Lakes Tab to see current river levels or by clicking on the Current River Levels or National Weather Service under the Quick Links on the right side of this page.

View Road Closure information.