Souris Flood Plan Due Wednesday | VideoKevin Boughton | 2/28/2012
On Wednesday afternoon, engineers will present their preliminary report to city leaders. The 1,500 page document will detail proposed alignment of levees and potential diversions for high water flows. Those plans also include which homes will have to be bought-out. The levee plans are designed to accommodate flows of 27,400 cubic feet of water (cfs) per second, which would be large enough to handle the flood levels from last summer.
Minot Mayor Curt Zimbelman said the city will take the information they get tomorrow and try to craft a responsible plan.
"It would always be nicer to see something less than the 27-4 cfs," explained Zimbelman. "We have to take a look at what happened to us and if it were to happen again how we`d be prepared for that."
Engineers will present their report Wednesday afternoon at Minot City Hall. The plan will be available to the public at mouseriverplan.com.