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USGS Responds to Spring Flooding in North Dakota

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On April 6, USGS hydrographer Spencer Wheeling carries equipment out to measure high water on the Tongue River near Akra, North Dakota. 

The USGS Dakota Water Science Center began their spring flood response on March 9, 2020, when melting snow caused river levels to exceed flood stage at sixteen USGS streamgage locations in eastern South Dakota.  At the height of operations, thirty-seven streamgages located on the James, Big Sioux and Red River Basin in eastern South and North Dakota were above flood stage. Flood response continues, although water levels are receding. 


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