On the front page of the Pioneer the first week of March 1969, there was a notice from the Min-Kota Chapter, American Red Cross announcing that were increasing readiness to deal with possible flooding. In the previous month the Pioneer showed diagrams of the snow depth and moisture content that suggested that the Sheyenne could exceed the 1952 record level of 21½ feet.

In March 1999 West Fargo was looking at ways to deal with another flooding problem. Meadow Ridge residents had been facing increasing ponding during heavy rains. In 1998 a four-inch rain flooded basements, streets and yards. City Engineer Kevin Bucholz explained that with improvements they would still flood but the water wouldn't stay as long saying, "There's basically no solution to eliminate ponding."