Flooding on the Red River of the North

The Red River, Flooding, and Flood Preparedness

Local and Regional Information for Fargo-Moorhead

City of Fargo - Flooding and Flood Control
Information form the City of Fargo about flooding on the Red River in the Fargo region. Includes current news, information on current river levels, flood protection plans, volunteering, and other information to help residents prepare for spring flooding in the Red River valley.

City of Fargo Flood Stage Map
City of Fargo interactive map of flood stages on the Red River. User can enter different flood stage levels and see what impact they will have on a particular area in and around Fargo.

City of Moorhead Flood Response
Information form the City of Moorhead about flooding on the Red River and it's impact. Includes current news, information on current river levels, forecasts, a flood mapping tool, and other information to help residents prepare for spring flooding.

US Government Resources

National Weather Service Current River Level and Forecast for Fargo
National Weather Service information on current water level of the Red River in Fargo and forecast of water levels for the next week.

FEMA Flood Map Service
Search FEMA flood maps for Fargo locations. You can search by specific address or from the interactive map. You can also search for locations outside of Fargo, such as Moorhead, MN.

Dakota Water Science Center (US Geological Survey)
River and other water information for the Dakotas from the US Geological Survey. Information on current water conditions throughout the region, as well as other water research and data collected by the US Geological Survey.

Red River Basin Flooding
History of flooding on the Red River from the US Geological Survey. Provides information on the major floods that have impacted the Red River and includes images from 1897 through 2006. Images can be accessed under the "Multimedia" tab.

Flood Preparedness and Safety

NDSU Flood Information
Information on flood preparedness from North Dakota State University.

Sandbag Levees Brochure, US Army Corps of Engineers
Information on creating a sandbag levee. What and how much materials will be needed and how to properly build a sandbag levee.

Sandbagging Techniques, US Army Corps of Engineers
More detailed information on sandbagging techniques to protect against flooding.

Red Cross Flood Safety
Information from the Red Cross on preparing for and staying safe during floods.

Books and Maps on Flooding and the Red River

Red River floods : Fargo and Moorhead

Author: Terry L. Shoptaugh
Call Number: Main Library, Stacks - 2nd Floor F642.R3 S56 2015

Will over water : how the Red River region rallied to fight the flood of 2009

Author: Forum Communications Company
Call Number: Main Library, Folio (Oversize) - 2nd Floor F642.R3 W54 2009

Fighting back : the blizzards and floods in the Red River Valley, 1996-97

Author: Forum Communications Company
Call Number: Main Library, Stacks - 2nd Floor F642.R3 F53 1997

Under the whelming tide : the 1997 flood of the Red River of the North

Author: Eric Hylden, Laurel Reuter, Madelyn Roeder Camrud, Chuck Haga, North Dakota Museum of Art
Call Number: Main Library, Stacks - 2nd Floor F642.R3 H94 1998

Voices from the flood : an oral history of the 1997 flood of the Red River of the North

Author: Eliot Glassheim
Call Number: Main Library, Stacks - 2nd Floor F644.G8 V64 1999

Maps

A history of flooding in the Red River basin

Author: Karen R. Ryberg; North Dakota State Water Commission; US Geological Survey

10th Anniversary of the 1997 Red River Flood

Author: Karen R. Ryberg; North Dakota State