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Spring flooding on the Red River

Spring flooding on the Red River
Came across this when I got into ND to start my 2006 OTP line chase.

The Red River can get pretty high in the spring!

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 Matt Weldon
Matt Weldon
Is that the river that flows north?
7 years ago.
David Dahle club
has replied to Matt Weldon
It sure is. The Sheyenne, Bois de Sioux, Otter Tail, and Red Lake rivers all drain into the Red River of the North. It also forms most of ND's eastern border (the rest by the Bois de Sioux).
7 years ago.
 Power Lines
Power Lines club
Boy...talk about some flooding there! Believe it or not, I've taken some line safaris in my good ol' Mercedes in floods like that. One time we got over 5" of rain in less than a hour on one of my safaris. Flooded out Torrington, Winsted, and New Hartford pretty bad! But it couldn't stop me from getting pictures. Had to take some odd detours though...
7 years ago.
David Dahle club
has replied to Power Lines club
Unless that Mercedes is amphibious, it would not have been able to take that on. That was I would say almost 10' above the roadway at the lowest point. Seems at least one local lost access to their own driveway - note the paddleboat and the parked cars.
7 years ago.
Power Lines club
has replied to David Dahle club
Well, I'll rephrase that--I've taken line safaris in my Mercedes in the general vicinity of floods like that in torrential downpours. I try and avoid puddles that swallow up the entire road from edge to edge, as it can be difficult to visually gauge their depth (and they're always deeper than they look). I've found some interesting detours by driving around "in the floods" before though...came across that old 2400V stuff in Torrington doing just that.
7 years ago.

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