Minot – Completion of all four phases of flood control in the City of Burlington is
now finished and Burlington is the first city in the Mouse River Basin to have full
protection from 2011 type of flood event. This is a monumental milestone within the
Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Projects. This project included a bridge
demolition, bridge replacement, and three additional phases which included multiple
earthen levees and special trenching equipment. All Burlington phases included a
seepage cutoff wall, which was installed beneath the levee as a hydraulic barrier used to
control groundwater seepage beneath the levee. This project started construction in
2019 and the final phase is being wrapped up this fall. The project cost approximately
$40 million dollars.
To celebrate the occasion a community barbecue will be held on Tuesday, September
19th from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Burlington Recreation Complex – 500 River Road in
Burlington, ND. There will also be a short program and ribbon cutting held on the same
evening at 6:00 pm.
For more information about the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project, visit
www.mouseriverplan.com, visit us on Facebook at Mouse River Plan.