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    The ND flooding no one seems to know about

    4"-7" of rain in Canada on top of the snow runoff and previous rains are threatening Minot, North Dakota. Looks like mandatory evacuations of 10,000 residents and water levels topping the record 1881 flood. The Canadian reservoirs on the Souris River and tributaries are full as is the single Corps of Engineers reservoir at Lake Darling. Same scenario as the Missouri River except the snowmelt headwaters are in Canada and not Montana and the reservoirs are (most) Canadian.

    Probably won’t be a “story” unless the city floods which it looks like it will. They dodged a big crest on June 1st but it has just kept raining. Absolutely no coverage of this outside of Minot even with the governor there this afternoon for the bad news presser.

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    Re: The ND flooding no one seems to know about

    There is a difference between not knowing and not caring.



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    Re: The ND flooding no one seems to know about

    It is hard to fathom that all the flood control we've enaged in since the 50s and 60s has not done a better job at preventing all the trouble this year. I feel for those folks and everyone else in that situation. We headed to the basement for a bit last night and for jus a moment I though about what we'd do if our home were trashed and its a sobering thought. All the crap you surround yourself with to lead a 'normal' life can be gone with the wind or the water. Its hard to imagine the stress you'd be under but at least with the water there is a lot of warning.


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    Re: The ND flooding no one seems to know about

    I was talking to my mother and father last night who live in Blacksburg,Va. They watch the news all the time and had no idea of all the flooding we are experiencing and that some towns along the Missouri river were on the verge of being washed away.


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    Re: The ND flooding no one seems to know about

    It has a lot of negatives going for it as far as making the news seeing as the Missouri is affecting a lot more people and will always be a larger story. Another thing that Minot has going for it is that you will typically always see flooding up there each year, while not to this extent it is still a yearly occurrence that at some point they are dealing with a flood.



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    Re: The ND flooding no one seems to know about

    You don't get far away from the Midwest and they haven't heard anything about the Missouri flooding either.



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    Re: The ND flooding no one seems to know about

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    It is hard to fathom that all the flood control we've enaged in since the 50s and 60s has not done a better job at preventing all the trouble this year. I feel for those folks and everyone else in that situation. We headed to the basement for a bit last night and for jus a moment I though about what we'd do if our home were trashed and its a sobering thought. All the crap you surround yourself with to lead a 'normal' life can be gone with the wind or the water. Its hard to imagine the stress you'd be under but at least with the water there is a lot of warning.
    Yep, man cant control his environment. We sure try but in the end it will cheat you.



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    Re: The ND flooding no one seems to know about

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    You don't get far away from the Midwest and they haven't heard anything about the Missouri flooding either.
    As far as National news goes, the Mississippi flooding this year has caused more damage and affected more people than the Missouri River flooding. The flooding along the Missouri hasn't been as bad as the earlier flooding along the Mississippi. Its a huge story to me because I grew up by the river and know people affected by it, but the truth is its not the only or most damaging flood that has happened this year.



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    Re: The ND flooding no one seems to know about

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    It is hard to fathom that all the flood control we've enaged in since the 50s and 60s has not done a better job at preventing all the trouble this year.
    Its surprising when it happens, but if you look at it in a longterm perspective it isn't surprising at all. It will always happen eventually.


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    Re: The ND flooding no one seems to know about

    Quote Originally Posted by SvrWxCy View Post
    It has a lot of negatives going for it as far as making the news seeing as the Missouri is affecting a lot more people and will always be a larger story. Another thing that Minot has going for it is that you will typically always see flooding up there each year, while not to this extent it is still a yearly occurrence that at some point they are dealing with a flood.
    If this overtops at Minot, as it is likely to do, the number of homes lost will dwarf the number the Missour has actually flooded this year.



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    Re: The ND flooding no one seems to know about

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    It is hard to fathom that all the flood control we've enaged in since the 50s and 60s has not done a better job at preventing all the trouble this year.
    It has theoretically done the best it can, however even flood control can only handle so much water. If it wasn't for the flood control you would see the rivers reclaiming it's flood plains almost every year... I'm not saying that this was your thought, but I've seen so many people who think that with flood control there should never be any floods and that if there is the people who are in charge are doing something wrong.



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    Re: The ND flooding no one seems to know about

    Quote Originally Posted by SvrWxCy View Post
    It has theoretically done the best it can, however even flood control can only handle so much water. If it wasn't for the flood control you would see the rivers reclaiming it's flood plains almost every year... I'm not saying that this was your thought, but I've seen so many people who think that with flood control there should never be any floods and that if there is the people who are in charge are doing something wrong.
    Exactly. Rivers are supposed to flood in the spring. That's what rivers do naturally. The MO river has been changed by man as much or more than any major river in our country. It no longer floods like it normally would most every spring because of channelization and dams.



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    Re: The ND flooding no one seems to know about

    Minot is looking at 10,000 evacuated tomorrow, with 6-7 feet of water OVER the record level. the corp of engineers said they cant build the dikes fast enough and esentially just gave up.

    gonna be a catashrophic flood up there. bismarck has lost 80 houses so far, but might save itself.


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    Re: The ND flooding no one seems to know about

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Yep, man cant control his environment. We sure try but in the end it will cheat you.
    Yep, we should have just not built in floodplains.



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    Re: The ND flooding no one seems to know about

    Quote Originally Posted by SvrWxCy View Post
    It has theoretically done the best it can, however even flood control can only handle so much water. If it wasn't for the flood control you would see the rivers reclaiming it's flood plains almost every year... I'm not saying that this was your thought, but I've seen so many people who think that with flood control there should never be any floods and that if there is the people who are in charge are doing something wrong.

    Continuing to build where we shouldn't is definitely an issue. I do think, though, that some of what started as flood protection has been dedicated to other purposes, thus reducing its effectiveness.


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