Imagine a large wall in the middle of the road and nothing is able to get past it especially high water from the river.
In Minot, a section of 16th Street was closed off by the Water Treatment Plant because the crews were performing an essential training and installation of road closures for flood protection.
Crews install twelve aluminum columns across a 126 foot stretch.
Between those posts crews put in stop logs that reach a height of twelve feet.
“In the event of a flood we need to be ready, we need to know how to get it up, get it installed as quickly as possible to protect our water treatment plant and the NAWS high service pump station,” said Dan Jonasson, City of Minot Public Works Director.
Jonasson says that this portion takes about 2 hours to complete.