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Red River flood of 1979

Ian McLaurin

Red River flood of 1979

by Ian McLaurin

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Published by Inland Waters Directorate, Western and Northern Region in [S.l.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Floods -- Manitoba.,
  • Red River.,
  • Floods.,
  • Red River of the North -- Floods.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementIan McLaurin, J. H. Wedel.
    ContributionsWedel, J. H., Canada. Inland Waters Directorate. Western and Northern Region.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 120 leaves :
    Number of Pages120
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21690542M

    Flooding in the Red River Valley is caused primarily by snowmelt, so the worst flood years often happen as a result of additional precipitation, such as rain or a blizzard on top of the regular snow. According to John Barry’s book Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of and How It Changed America, in the last three months of , every river gauge on the Ohio, Missouri, and Mississippi rivers set new average highs. This set the stage for record flooding the following spring.

      Many Manitobans remember the flood of , but a much smaller number remember the flood of With a flood similar in size to that on the way we thought a look-back was in order.   Meanwhile, there is a 50 percent chance that the Red River will reach its major flood stage of 35 feet in Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota, the National Weather Service said. Those neighboring cities have been trying to improve their defenses since a record flood 10 years ago.

    An essential book on not only the Red River flood, but on natural disasters in general. Shelby eloquently treads the line between a poignant narrative and a systematic view. She gives detailed explanations of how a river's crest is predicted, which includes a complicated web of hydrologic inputs and historical comparisons/5(7). The spring flood has been tabbed the Red River Valley's worst flood of the century. University of Minnesota Report, May by William Hoffman. Related Websites. Fargo Flood Homepage North Dakota State University Ancient Lake Agassiz [map and photo] Ancient Shores Jack McDevitt.


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Red River flood of 1979 by Ian McLaurin Download PDF EPUB FB2

The flood was “very similar in magnitude” toranging from metres (one foot) below to m (four feet) below peaks at Emerson (about km north of Grand Forks, N.D.) and St. Adolphe (about 15 km south of Winnipeg) respectively. The Red River flood of was a major flood that occurred in April and May along the Red River of the North in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Southern was the most severe flood of the river since The flood reached throughout the Red River Valley, affecting the cities of Fargo and Winnipeg, but none so greatly as Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, where floodwaters reached Location: Greater Grand Forks, Winnipeg, MB, Fargo.

Flooding of the Red River of the North and Its Tributaries: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Review of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, First Session, July 2,at East Grand Forks, Minn.

Q: If the Red River reaches the height of a Top 5 flood this year (as some are predicting), will the obelisk in the Greenway at Grand Forks be updated to commemorate the new levels.

Seven flood stage records, including those at Park River in Grafton and the Red River at Drayton, were established in Fargo-Moorhead has suffered through 30 major floods since Seventeen of those floods have occurred sinceincluding the flood of in which river levels rose well above flood stage up and down the Red River.

Red River of the North Flooding - The following is a description of the in a U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper published in One of the most noteworthy floods in North Dakota occurred during April The Red River (French: rivière Rouge or rivière Rouge du Nord, American English: Red River of the North) is a North American river.

Originating at the confluence of the Bois de Sioux and Otter Tail rivers between the U.S. states of Minnesota and North Dakota, it flows northward through the Red River Valley, forming most of the border of Minnesota and North Dakota and continuing into Manitoba.

In both andthe flooding Red River threatened much of southern Manitoba. But that didn't keep politicians from campaigning in the region. One of the most significant flood protection measures in Manitoba is the Red River Floodway, which protects the City of Winnipeg.

Starting inCanada and Manitoba invested $ million to further expand the Red River Floodway. The original floodway was built between and and cost $ Listing of river miles for landmarks long the Red River of the North 4 2. Total land area according to land use for the Red River of the North basin in the United States 6 3.

Listing of approximate water-surface elevations at flood stage along the Red River of the North 6 4. Significant tributaries of the Red River of the North, listed in order. Various flooding events known as the Red River Flood have occurred in recent history.

They refer to floods of the Red River of the North which forms the border between North Dakota and Minnesota and flows north, into Manitoba. The peak discharge at Lock 2 on the Kentucky River had a recurrence interval greater than years and Lock 4 on the Kentucky River had a recurrence interval of years.

Discharges at Lock 6 and Lock 10 on the Kentucky, Little River near Cadiz and Stoner Creek at Paris exceeded the year flood. Discharges at Dix River near Danville, T~garts. Red River Valley Designated Flood Area (RRVDFA) The RRVDFA was established in Junefollowing the Red River flood.

Subsequent to the Red River flood, which was the equivalent of a year flood, flood protection requirements were updated, and the boundary of the Red River Valley Designated Flood Area was broadened.

The NOAA Natural Disaster Report"The Red River Valley Tornadoes of Ap " is available, and a synopsis and discussion of the event by Don Burgess can also be perused from this site. Excerpts from the Texas Department of Water Resources publication, "A Review of Texas' Weather in The Year of Devastating Tornadoes and Flash.

Flood of April-May in Red River of the North basin, North Dakota and Minnesota Open-File Report Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District By: Donald W. Ericson, Oren O.

Holmen, and Vito J. Latkovich. Hundreds of rural residents, surrounded by lakes created by the flooding Red River, were marooned yesterday along a ‐mile stretch of the upper Red River Valley.

At some points the river. Exploring the Boundaries of Crisis Communication: The Case of the Red River Valley Flood By Sellnow, Timothy L.; Seeger, Matthew Communication Studies, Vol. 52, No. 2, Summer PR PEER-REVIEWED PERIODICAL. The following text comes from Chapter I of the NOAA Natural Disaster Report"The Red River Valley Tornadoes of Ap " "To the people of the Red River Valley in Texas and Oklahoma, nothing about the weather appeared unusual during the early hours of Ap it was business as usual.

This book, Call (Manitoba Division Red Cross, ), documents the Canadian Red Cross’ role in the epic evacuation and relief effort that unfolded that spring. The Red River watershed flooded between April and June ofreaching depths of 15 feet in low-lying rural areas, and peaking at a record feet in the city of Winnipeg.

Flooding of the Red River of the North and its tributaries: hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Review of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, first session, July 2,at East Grand Forks, Minn.

(Book, ) [] Get this from a library!. The Red River is a major Canadian historical figure. Its valley is where the buffalo truly roamed – in the North American prairies were home to an estimated 50 million bison.Red River High School (and GFC class of 79) 40th Reunion.

Friday, Septem pm- pm: Connect with old friends, Cocktails, Hors d' Oeuvers. Basement of the Masonic Temple. Saturday, Septem Ramada Inn. pm- pm Mixer/ Hors d' Oeuvers. pm Class Photo; please pay the photographer if you would like a photo.All river islands along the reach from Red River Landing to Baton Rouge will remain inundated with recreational camps and river bottom farm land under water.

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