Red River Divide: Flooding

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The history and geology of the Red River of the North and the surrounding plains are discussed, including glacial Lake Agassiz, the many floods in recorded history, and disaster relief and protection in the past. Government leaders who with dealt with the 1997 flood talk about its lasting impact and the real possibility of another flood as bad or even worse in the future.

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Producer

Videographers: Eric Carlson, Dave Geck, Travis Jensen, Lee Westad;

Source

Prairie Public production, 2005; Hope Deutscher, Producer; Bob Dambach, Executive Producer

Subject Matter

Science

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