USGS Responds to Spring Flooding in North Dakota
A frozen USGS rapid deployment streamgage measures the height of the Maple River near Page, North Dakota. RDGs can be installed on short notice to provide additional information at locations that are normally not gauged.
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.