Preparations Taking Place Despite Flood Threat Remaining Low for Mandan

Apr. 11, 2023 –The City of Mandan and Morton County are taking cautionary steps to be prepared for flooding, despite a low threat to the area.

As of Monday, April 10, the Missouri River is open north of Bismarck to south of Fort Lincoln State Park.

The Heart River is anticipated to crest sometime between Wednesday and Saturday this week, reaching 14 feet, which is below flood stage. Officials are not ruling out some ice jams in Mandan, but there is currently no major threat to people or property.

On Monday, Morton County Highway Department opened up a self-fill sandbag site west of Mandan, located at 4093 County Rd 82, with sand and 3,000 sandbags. These sandbags are being provided for residents to help mitigate drainage issues in areas such as landscaping and window wells. The Missouri River and Heart River are not forecast to flood. Please bring your own shovel and gloves to the site.

The Lower Heart Water Resource District recently set up equipment and pumps designed to keep water out of the dead Heart River and to prevent flooding around the Sunny Rd Area.

Conditions will continue to be monitored and updates will be provided as necessary.