North Dakota governor to survey flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum will survey flooding in northeast North Dakota Monday and meet with local leaders.

The governor will be briefed on efforts to stabilize the Bourbanis Dam upstream of Cavalier.

Last week, the North Dakota National Guard helped stabilize the dam by using two Black Hawk helicopters to drop more than 200 1-ton sandbags over two days. The Minnesota National Guard also responded to a request from North Dakota and provided a Chinook helicopter that placed two 5-ton water pumps capable of pumping 4,000 gallons per minute to relieve pressure on the dam.


May 9, 2022