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This chapter shall not apply to the following actions or construction, as long as the flood-carrying capacity within the altered or relocated portion of any watercourse is maintained, and the cumulative effect of any such action or construction will not increase the water surface elevation of the base flood more than one foot [30.48 centimeters] at any point:
1. Ring dikes around individual farmsteads which are not constructed with tiebacks to existing roadways or dikes. For the purposes of this section, “ring dike” means an embankment constructed of earth or other suitable materials for purposes of enclosing a farmstead consisting of a farm dwelling and associated farm buildings.
2. Agricultural dikes along the Red River of the North and Bois de Sioux River which are constructed pursuant to and in accordance with any joint and cooperative agreements between North Dakota and Minnesota for the establishment of criteria for authorizing dikes and other flood control structures and measures on the Red River of the North and Bois de Sioux River.
Any exception to the national flood insurance program [42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.] and implementing regulations granted by the appropriate federal agency to a community which is participating in the national flood insurance program [42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.] shall be an approved exception pursuant to this section.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 61. Waters § 61-16.2-10. Exceptions - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-61-waters/nd-cent-code-sect-61-16-2-10.html
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