Delegation Announces More Than $2.2 Million in Federal Funding for Mandan Flood Clean Up

Resources Will Ease Local Burden to Remove Temporary Clay Levees

Washington – Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg today announced that the State of North Dakota has been awarded $2,289,270 in federal funding to help the city of Mandan remove and dispose of temporary clay levees that helped protect the city during last year’s flooding. 

"Too often the arduous work and prohibitive cost of cleaning up after a flood is overshadowed by the flood itself. But as Mandan’s city leadership will tell you, the work is far from over once flood waters dissipate,” the delegation said in a joint statement.  "This recovery is a slow and steady process. Ensuring the city has the resources it needs to continue its clean-up efforts is another important step on road to recovery for the people of Mandan.” 

The funding was awarded today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  

As a result of the massive flooding, public and private property throughout Mandan was threatened by record levels along the Missouri River and would have suffered severe damage if clay levees had not been constructed.  The City of Mandan constructed a temporary clay levee to seal off the inlet from the Missouri River to the suburbs of Marina and Bridgeview Bays.  This project provides for removal of the temporary levee as well as restoring river access to Marina and Bridgeview Bays.  

Approximately 70,000 cubic yards of clay and 550 cubic yards of rip rap will be removed and hauled to the City landfill or another approved disposal site. 

The federal funding for these projects will be delivered directly to the State.