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Dakota Datebook: Floods in North Dakota

 

April 18, 2022



Dakota Datebook written by Merry Helm.

It was on April 20 in 1997 that Grand Forks was dealing with the immediate aftermath of their dikes breaking, unleashing one of the worst floods in state history.

Three days earlier, the Red River had crested in Fargo at 39.5 feet, surpassing the 1897 record. When those waters reached Grand Forks, nothing could hold them back, and nearly half of Grand Fork...



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