North Dakota Saw Historic Flooding In 1997 That No One Will Ever Forget
Flooding is nothing new to North Dakota. The heavy snow we get during wintertime often melts quickly during springs usual wild weather, before the ground has had a chance to thaw, and turns into run-off. That run-off drains into the state’s major river valleys and can dramatically alter the height of the river. In some cases, these floods make it into the history books as the most devastating. Such was the case just a couple of decades ago in 1997 when record-breaking flooding occurred that no one will ever forget.
Do you remember the 1997 flood? If you felt the effects of that year’s flood, you most certainly also remember the crazy blizzard in North Dakota just weeks prior that contributed to it.
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Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.