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Urban Flood Control

Communities Throughout the Basin

Three phases of the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project have been approved, designed and are proceeding through the permitting process. These three phases are located within the City of Minot and are referred to as Napa Valley, Forest Road, and 4th Avenue.

In addition to these three phases, there are also two sub-phases referred to as MI-2A Perkett Ditch and MI-2B Souris Valley Golf Course Temporary Greens and Tees. Design wass completed on both projects and construction began in July 2016. Phase MI-2B was completed in 2016 and Phase MI-2A is expected to be completed in June of 2017.

The Water Treatment Plant project  which will provide flood protection of the water resource that serves the region, is in full construction mode with an anticipated completion in 2017.

4th Avenue neighborhood is located between just west of Broadway and just east of Third Street NE.

Napa Valley neighborhood includes the area starting at the West Highway 83 Bypass moving east to 16th Street and North to the railroad tracks located just south of 2nd Avenue and the Mouse River serves as the southern boundary.

The Forest Road neighborhood encompasses the area from 16th Street east to Maple Street and the railroads tracks just south of 2nd Avenue form the northern border while the railroad tracks just north of Burdick Expressway round out the southern border.

The MI-2A Perkett Ditch project area includes the neighborhood around Leach Park on 2nd Avenue SW from approximately Westfield Avenue to 30th Street SW.

The MI-2B project area is located within the Souris Valley Golf Course.

Neighborhood Boundaries

Water Treatment Plant


The Water Treatment Plant project will protect the Minot Water Treatment Plant and the region's water source from future Mouse River flooding.

Phase MI-2A Perkett Ditch

Phase MI-2A will address interior drainage issues in preparation for the full Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project.

Preliminary Engineering Report


The Preliminary Engineering Report was the very first alignment developed at a 10% design level to help with planning for future protection.

Phase 1 4th Avenue


The 4th Avenue project is being designed to protect a portion of northeast Minot and primarily consists of floodwalls.

Phase MI-2B Souris Valley Golf Course Temporary Greens and Tees


The full Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project through Napa Valley will impact three of the holes at the Souris Valley Golf Course. This phase created temporary greens and tees on these three holes to ensure the course has 18 playable holes for duration of the Napa Valley project.

Phase 2 Napa Valley


Project features in the Napa Valley phase include dirt levees and a road closure and will protect portions of southwest Minot.









Phase 3 Forest Road


The Forest Road project features include dirt levees and will protect a portion of southwest Minot.

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