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March 15, 2010

Red River Rising

Filed under: History — Mary Poggione @ 12:40 pm

Red River Rising CoverCitizens along the Red River are doggedly preparing for the eventuality of spring flooding.

From the Pioneer Press:

“We’re gearing up,” Fargo city administrator Pat Zavoral said. “It’s last year all over again in terms of us having to do everything in the next six days.”

The cities of Fargo and Moorhead have put out the call for volunteers to assist with sandbagging efforts.

If you are interested in a history of the Red River area and how scientists try to predict flooding, check out Red River Rising: The Anatomy of a Flood and the Survival of an American City by Ashley Shelby. The book also specifically details the catastrophic flooding of Grand Forks in 1997.

Excerpt from Red River Rising.

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