USGS Responds to Spring Flooding in North Dakota
USGS hydrographer Chris Broz gets on the cold ground to measure the high-water mark of the Pembina River at Neche, 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.