#4 1997 Red River Flood

Grand Forks and East Grand Forks during the 1997 flood.
Courtesy: Grand Forks Herald
Record snowfalls in western Minnesota and the Dakotas during the winter of 1996-1997 set the stage for massive flooding along the Red River, and upper stretches of the Minnesota River. By mid-April, the Red River peaked at East Grand Forks more than 26 feet above flood stage. Total damage in Minnesota alone was in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

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