Re: Unprecedented flooding in Bismarck
Thanks, Don. We're fine here for now (knock on wood!) We aren't at all affected by the flooding in Bismarck as we're an hour and a half north of that. The river that we have to worry about flooding is the Mouse River (or Souris River - it has multiple names). It comes down through Canada, runs through Minot and a bunch of surrounding communities and heads back north into Canada.
I read today that the Missouri River water near Bismarck receded 2 feet today so that's good news. However, I do not know the extent of the damage that was done before they blew up the ice james yesterday.
In the eastern part of the state with Fargo in the south and Grand Forks in the north, they're expecting to crest Friday or Saturday, I believe, at something like 52 feet; well above the flood stages in the '97 flood. However, an elaborate dike system was built in Grand Forks after '97 to hopefully stave anything else off.