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Prepared in cooperation with the North Dakota State Water Commission and the National Weather Service

10th Anniversary of the 1997 Red River Flood

Compiled by K.R. Ryberg, K.M. Macek-Rowland, G.J. Wiche, and L.A. Klapprodt

10th Anniversary of the Red River Flood poster The 1997 flood on the Red River was one of the worst natural disasters in recent history for many people and communities in the Red River of the North Basin. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), one of the principal Federal agencies responsible for the collection and interpretation of water-resources data, works with other Federal, State, local, tribal, and academic entities to ensure that accurate and timely data are available for making decisions regarding public welfare and property during natural disasters and to increase public awareness of the hazards that occur with such disasters. Posted March 2007

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