Red River Flood 1997

1997 Red River Flood

Detailed Description

The top of a U.S. Geological Survey staff gage (a graduated rod against which water levels can be read) is barely visible above the water. The top of the gage represents a water level or river stage of 54.50 feet, 2 feet above the 1997 East Grand Forks city levee. During the 1997 flood, the Red River crested at 54.35 feet; the National Weather Service flood stage at Grand Forks is 28.00 feet.


Image Dimensions: 800 x 537

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