Selected Bibliography
Red River of the North, Flooding

Note: Material locations are for NDSU.

Some Web Links

See also, The Fargo Flood Homepage (Red River of the North) <http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/fargoflood/>

Anderson, Ordean S., and Forthun, Melvin L. (North Dakota State University, Summer Faculty Fellowship Program), 1971, River: The recommendations for improving the valley environmental resources; Final report: N.D., College of Engineering & Architecture, North Dakota State University, 158 p.
Includes references, illustrations.
NDSU Catalog: TC425.R3 N67

Anderson, William H, 1977, Assessing flood damage to agriculture using color infrared aerial photography: An example from the 1975 Red River Valley flood of North Dakota and Minnesota: Sioux Falls, S.D., EROS Data Center, 29 p.
Includes maps, color photos, references.
NDSU Catalog: DOCUMENT I 19.76:77-175

Anonymous, 1988, Watershed plan-environmental impact statement for English Coulee Watershed, Grand Forks County, North Dakota: U.S.Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, Bismarck, ND, 166 p.

Berg, C.P.; Wiesnet, Donald R.; and Matson, Michael, 1981, Assessing the Red River of the North 1978 flooding from NOAA satellite data: Proceedings of the Annual William T. Pecora Memorial Symposium on Remote Sensing, n.5, p.309-315.

Birkenstock, T.J., Deutchman, M.R., and Halliday, R., 2002, Decision support for Red River basin watershed and floodplain management; Issues and opportunities for sharing data and tools, in Integrated transboundary water management: Universities Council on Water Resources, United States, 89 p.

Bluemle, J. P., 1993, Flooding in North Dakota: North Dakota Geological Survey Newsletter, v.20, p.13-16.
NDSU Catalog: Periodical 557.8405 N811

Bowering, R.J., and Eng, P., 2000, Emergency flood control operation during the 1997 Red River flood, in Marsalek, J.,Watt, W.E., Zeman, E., and Sieker, F., eds., Flood issues in contemporary water management: NATO Science Series. Partnership Sub-series 2, Environmental Security, v. 71, p.293-301.

Brooks, G.R., St. George, S., Lewis, C.F.M., Medioli, B.E., Nielsen, E., Simpson, S., and Thorleifson, L.H., 2003, Geoscientific insights into Red River flood hazards in Manitoba; The final report of the Red River Project: Natural Resources Canada, 35 p. <http://cgc.rncan.gc.ca/floods/redriver/pdf/project_report_e.pdf> (added 3/24/09)

Deschamps, A., Greenlee, D., Pultz, T.J., and Saper, R., 2002, Geospatial integration for applications in flood prediction and management in the Red River Basin, in Ledrew, E.F., Remote sensing; Integrating our view of the planet; Proceedings: International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, v. 6, p.3338-3340.

Ericson, D.W.; Holmen, O.O.; and Latkovich, V.J., 1980, Flood of April-May 1979, in Red River of the North Basin, North Dakota and Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-1176.
NDSU Catalog: Document I19.76:80-1176.

Gerla, Philip J., Hydrological response of a prairie discharge wetland to climate variability: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.24, n.6, p.13.

Gerla, P.J., and Aadland, H., 1997, Geologic and climatic factors contributing to the disastrous 1997 Grand Forks flood: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 29, n. 6, p. 146.

Gosnold, W.D., Jr., 1999, The 1997 Grand Forks flood may be a precursor of larger floods during the next century [abstract]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 31, n. 7, p. 435.

Gosnold, W.D., Jr., LeFever, R.D., Boss, S.K., and Hartman, J.H., 1998, Flood frequency on the Red River of the north; Can it be predicted?: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 30, n. 7, p. 169.

Gosnold, W.D., LeFever, R.D., and Boss, S.K., date unknown, Geologic record of flood dynamics on the Red River of the North, USA-Canada: http://comp.uark.edu/~sboss/rrflood.htm.

GSRI/Gulf South Research Institute, 1980, Reconnaissance report, Red River of the North Basin, main stem subbasin (prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District): Baton Rouge, La., Gulf South Research Institute, 111 p., append.
Includes maps, references.
NDSU Catalog: TC425.R4 R316 1980

Harrison, Samuel S., 1968, The flood problem in Grand Forks-East Grand Forks: North Dakota Geological Survey Miscellaneous Series 35, 42 p., illus.
NDSU Catalog: QE149.A28 No.35

Harrison, S.S., and Bluemle, J.P., 1980, Flooding in the Grand Forks-East Grand Forks area: North Dakota Geological Survey Educational Series No.12, p.71.
NDSU Catalog: QE149.E37 No.12

International Red River Basin Task Force, 1997, Red River flooding, short-term measures: Interim report of the International Red River Basin Task Force to the International Joint Commission: Ontario, CA, International Joint Commission
NDSU Catalog: INSTITUTE ROOM TC530 .R43 1997

International Red River Basin Task Force, 2000, Final report of the International Red River Basin Task Force to the International Joint Commission; The Next Flood: Getting Prepared: Washington, DC, International Joint Commission, 167 p.

Jensen, R., 1977, Correspondence; Record storms and flood over the Red River Valley, June-July 1975: Bulletin American Meteorological Society, v. 58, n. 6, p. 502-504.

Krenz, Gene, and Leitch, Jay, 1993, A river runs north: managing an international river: Red River Water Resources Council, 174 p.
Includes references, illustrations, black & white photographs.
NDSU Catalog: TC425.R3K74 1993

LeFever, J.A., Bluemle, J.P., and Waldkirch, R.P., 1999, Flooding in the Grand Forks - East Grand Forks, North Dakota and Minnesota, area: North Dakota Geological Survey Educational Series No. 25, 63 p., 2 sheets.

Legault, L. H., Baldini, T.L., Gourd, R., Bayh, S.B., Murphy, C.F., and Chamberlin, A., 2000, Living with the Red; A report to the governments of Canada and the United States on reducing flood impacts in the Red River basin: International Joint Commission, III, 82 p.

Macek, R.K.M., 1997, Floods in the Red River of the North and Missouri River basins in North Dakota and western Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-575, 8 p. (http://nd.water.usgs.gov/pubs/ofr/ofr97575/index.html).

Macek, R.K.M., 2001, 2001 Floods in the Red River of the North Basin in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 01-169 (http://nd.water.usgs.gov/pubs/ofr/ofr01169/index.html).

Macek-Rowland, K.M., Burr, M.J., and Mitton, G.B., 2001, Peak discharges and flow volumes for streams in the Northern Plains, 1996-97: U. S. Geological Survey Circular, Report C 1185-B, 52 p. <http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/cir/cir1185B>

Macek-Rowland, K.M., Burr, M.J., and Mitton, G.B., 2001, Precipitation in the Northern Plains, September 1996 through April 1997: U. S. Geological Survey Circular, Report: C 1185-A, 19 p. <http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/cir/cir1185A>

Miller, J. E., and Frink, D.L., 1982, Changes in flood response of the Red River of the North Basin, North Dakota-Minnesota (U.S.G.S. Open-File Report 82-0074): Reston, VA, U. S. Geological Survey.
Includes illustrations, sketch maps
NDSU Catalog: Document I19.76:82-774

Miller, J. E., and Frink, D.L., 1984, Changes in flood response of the Red River of the North Basin, North Dakota-Minnesota (U.S.G.S. Water-Supply Paper W 2243): Reston, VA, U. S. Geological Survey.
Includes illustrations, tables, sketch maps.
NDSU Catalog: Document I19.13: 2243

North Dakota State Water Commission, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 1971, Red River of the North regional flood analysis : Breckenridge to international boundary: St. Paul, MN, Allied Printers, 19 p.
Includes illustration, map, references.
NDSU Catalog: GB1399.4.N9 R34 1971

Pielke, R.A., Jr., 1998, The 1997 Red River floods; What went wrong?, in, Abt, S.R., Young, P.J., and Watson, C.C., eds., Water resources engineering 98; Proceedings of the International water resources engineering conference: Reston, VA, American Society of Civil Engineers, p. 762-768.

Ryan, Gerald L., and Harkness, R.E., 1993, Flood of April 1989 in the Wahpeton- Breckenridge and Fargo-Moorhead areas, Red River of the North basin, North Dakota and Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations WRI 93-4155. Full Text Online
Includes topographic maps, illustrations, 1 table, and sketch maps.

Ryan, G.L., and Klapprod, L.A., 1991, North Dakota; floods and droughts: USGS Water Supply Paper W2375, pp.435-442.
NDSU Catalog: Document I19.13:2375

Ryberg, K.R., Macek-Rowland, K.M., Wiche, G.J., and Klapprodt, L.A., 2007, 10th anniversary of the 1997 Red River flood: U. S. Geological Survey General Information Product, Report: GIP 0049, 1 sheet <http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2007/49/>

Shelby, A., 2004, Red River Rising: The Anatomy of a Flood and the Survival of an American City: Borealis Books, 272 p. ISBN 0-87351-500-5.

Stensrud, K.M., 1999, Fighting the flood, 1997; plans, action, mitigation; a resource for public officials: Fargo, N.D.: City of Fargo, 62 p.
Illustrations, maps
NSDU Catalog: TC425.R3 F53 1999

Strobel, M.L, and Radig, S.A., 1997, Effects of the 1993 flood on water levels and water quality in the Sheyenne Delta Aquifer, southeastern North Dakota, 1993-94: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations 97-4163, 43 p.

Thorleifson, H., Brooks, G., Hanuta, I., Kroker, S., Matile, G., Nielsen, E., Prévost, C., and Rannie, W. 1998, Red River flooding: Evolutionary geomorphic trends and evidence for major floods in recent centuries (NTS 62H/W); in Report of Activities, 1998, Manitoba Energy and Mines, Geological Services, p. 186-195.

United States Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, 1977, Red River of the North, main stem, hydrologic data: St. Paul, Minn., Corps of Engineers, 36 p.
Includes 32 folded leaves of plates, color maps.
NDSU Catalog: TC425.R3 R318 1977

United States Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, 1985, Fargo-Moorhead urban study; Flood Control Appendix: St. Paul, Minn., Corps of Engineers, 74 p., plates.
Includes illustrations, maps.
NDSU Catalog: TD225.F3 U5 1980 Append.

United States Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, 1972, Flood plain information, Red River of the North: St. Paul, MN, Corps of Engineers, 41 p., plates.
Includes photos, maps.
NDSU Catalog: GB1227.R45 U5

United States Congress, House Committee on Public Works and Transportation; Subcommittee on Investigations and Review, 1978, Flooding problems, Red River of the North: Joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Review and the Subcommittee on Water Resources of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, second session, September 30, 1978, at East Grand Forks, Minn.: Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 109 p.
Includes bibliographical references, illustrations.
NDSU Catalog: DOC.Y4.P96/11:95-65

United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, 1979, Flood report of the April 1979 snowmelt in North Dakota: Bismarck, N.D., Soil Conservation Service.
Includes illustrations, maps, color photos, letters, references
NDSU Catalog: GB1399.4.N9 F56 1979

United States Geological Survey, 2007, A history of flooding in the Red River basin: U. S. Geological Survey General Information Product, Report: GIP 0055, 1 sheet <http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2007/55/>.

Wiche, G.J., et al., 1993, Relations between upper-air flow patterns, climate, and hydrologic variability in the Red River of the North Basin in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan: U.S. Geological Survey Circular, p.118.
NDSU Catalog: Doc. I19.4/2:1086

Wiche, G.J., Martin, C.R., and Albright, L.L., 1997, 1997 flood tracking chart for the Red River of the North Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-193, 1 sheet.

Wiche, G.J., Martin, C.R., Albright, L.L., and Wald, G.B., 1997, 1997 flood tracking chart for the Sheyenne River Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-177, 1 sheet.

Wiche, G.J. and Williams-Sether, T., 1997, Streamflow Characteristics of streams in the upper Red River of the North Basin, North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 97-416 (http://nd.water.usgs.gov/pubs/ofr/ofr97416/).

Wiche, G.J., Harkness, R.E., and Williams, S.T., 1998, Summary of floods of 1993; July and August 1993, in eastern and south-central North Dakota, in, Perry, C.A., and Combs, L.J., eds., Summary of floods in the United States, January 1992 through September 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2499, p. 247-250.

G.J. Wiche, G.J., Guttormson, K.G., Robinson, S.M., Mitton, G.B., and Bramer, B.J., 2002, June 2002 floods in the Red River of the North Basin in Northeastern North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota: U.S.Geological Survey Open-file Report 02-278 (http://nd.water.usgs.gov/pubs/ofr/ofr02278/).

Williams-Sether, T., 2000, High-streamflow statistics of selected streams in the Red River of the North Basin, North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Manitoba: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 00-344 (http://nd.water.usgs.gov/pubs/ofr/ofr00344/index.html).

Other Information, Red River of the North

Brue, Mike, Johnson, James R., and Lizakowski, Mary (producers), 1997, Force of nature [videorecording]: Grand Forks, ND, WDAZ 8
NDSU Catalog: VIDEO F642.R3 F67 1997.

Brun, L.J., et al., 1981, Stream flow changes in the southern Red River Valley of North Dakota: North Dakota Farm Research, v.38, pp.11-14.
NDSU Catalog: Periodical 630.72 N81.09

Coyle, Kathy, 1997, Uses sought and gratifications obtained through local media use during the flood crisis in the Fargo-Moorhead area during April 1997. M.S. Thesis, Fargo, ND, North Dakota State University.
NDSU Catatlog: PN4784.D57 C69 1997

Douglas G. Emerson, D.G. and Dressler, V.M., 2002, Historic and unregulated monthly streamflow for selected sites in the Red River of the North Basin in North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota, 1931-99: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4095 <http://nd.water.usgs.gov/pubs/wri/wri024095/index.html>.

Galloway, G.E., date unknown, Living with the Red: A Report to the Governments of Canada and the United States on Reducing Flood Impacts in the Red River Basin: Publisher unknown <http://www.ijc.org/php/publications/html/living.html (link added 3/30/09)>.

Guenther, R.S., et al., 1990, Gauged and estimated monthly streamflow during 1931-84 for selected sites in the Red River of the North Basin in North Dakota and Minnesota:U.S.Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations Report WRI 90-4167, 230 p., 1 sheet.
NDSU Catalog: Document I19.42/4:90-4167

Halland, Amber, and Wonderlich, Anna, 1997, The waters [sound recording]: West Fargo, ND, Bright Eyes Productions (3 min.)
NDSU Catalog: INSTITUTE ROOM MEDIA CD-AUDIO M1624.H34 W37 1997

Heisel, J.E., 1983, Water-resource investigations of the U.S. Geological Survey in the Souris-Red River Basin in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota: U.S.Geological Survey Open File Report OF83-0218, 106 p.
NDSU Catalog: Document I19.76:83-0218

The International Coalition for Land and Water Stewardship in the Red River Basin, 1989, Land and water guide; Red River Basin: Moorhead, MN, International Coalition for Land and Water Stewardship in the Red River Basin, 122 p.
INSTITUTE FOR REG. STUDIES HD1695.R32 L3 1989

Jacobs, Mike, ed., 1997, Come hell and high water: Grand Forks, ND, Grand Forks Herald and Knight-Ridder Newspapers
NDSU Catalog: F644.G8 C64 1997

Lorenz, D.L., 1992, Using a geographic information system to describe the environmental setting of the Red River of the North Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report OF92-0064, 21 p.
NDSU Catalog: Document I19.76:92-0064

Macek-Rowland, K.M. and Dressler, V.M., 2002, Statistical summaries of water-quality data for selected streamflow-gaging stations in the Red River of the North Basin, North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-390 (http://nd.water.usgs.gov/pubs/ofr/ofr02390/index.html).

Mcknight, Dan, 1997, The flood of 1897 and its effect upon the lower socioeconomic class of the Fargo/Moorhead area: (Senior Research Paper) NDSU Catalog: INSTITUTE ROOM Small Collection 731

Nielsen, E., and St. George, S., 2000. The paleoenvironmental history of the Red River valley since AD 1463, in Report of Activities, Manitoba Industry, Trade and Mines, Geological Services, p. 220-222.
(http://www.gov.mb.ca/stem/mrd/geo/pflood/p_pdfs/paleoenvironmentalhistory.pdf) (added 3/23/09)

OMM productions, 1997, 1997 Red River flood [videorecording]: The heart of a city: Dallas, TX, Salvation Army, Office of Media Ministries (22 min., 30 sec.)
NDSU Catalog: INSTITUTE ROOM MEDIA VIDEO F642.R3 A17 1997

Orvik, Jan, and Larson, Dick, 1998, The Return of Lake Agassiz: The University of North Dakota and the Flood of 1997: Grand Forks, ND, University of North Dakota
NDSU Catalog: INSTITUTE ROOM LD3983 .R47 1998

Rein, D.A.; Twaddle, J.J.; and Padmanabhan, G., 1989, A preliminary analysis of quality of urban runoff from Fargo, North Dakota: Proceedings of the North Dakota Academy of Science, v.43, p.74.
NDSU Catalog: Q11.N86

Smith, Janet Elaine, 1997, The flood of the millenium [sic]: The real story: The survivors: East Grand Forks, MN, VanJan Publishing
NDSU Catalog: INSTITUTE ROOM F644.G8 S58 1997

Staff, 1997, Fighting back: The blizzards and floods in the Red River Valley, 1996-97: Fargo, ND, The Forum
NDSU Catalog: F642.R3 F53 1997

Stoner, J.D.; Lorenz, David L.; Wiche, Gregg J.; and Goldstein, Robert M., 1993, Red River of the North Basin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota: Water Resources Bulletin, v.29, n.4., p.575-615.
NDSU Catalog: Periodical 333.905 W291

Salvation Army, 1997, Operation we care: A special edition of the Scope Newsletter: Brooklyn Center, MN, Salvation Army, Northern Division.
NDSU Catalog: INSTITUTE ROOM F644.R3 O63 1997

Staff, 1997, The raging red [videorecording]: Floodwatch '97: Fargo, ND, WDAY Television News.
NDSU Catalog: VIDEO F642.R3 R34 1997 (56 min.)

Staff, 1997, 1997 flooding of the Red River of the North [videorecording]: Anger or warning?: PrimeTime Media Services.
NDSU Catalog: INSTITUTE ROOM MEDIA VIDEO F642.R3 A15 1997 (120 min.)

Vining, K.C., 2004, Simulation of runoff and wetland storage in the Hamden and Lonetree watershed sites within the Red River of the North basin, North Dakota and Minnesota: U. S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, Report: SIR 2004-5168, 28 p. <http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/sir/2004/5168/>

Wesolowski, E.A., 1996, Simulation of wastewater effects on dissolved oxygen during Low streamflow in the Red River of The North at Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-235-96 (http://nd.water.usgs.gov/pubs/fs/fs23596/index.html).

Wiche, G.J., 1991, Hydrologic variability in the Red River of the North Basin at the eastern margin of the Great Basin: in Wall, G., ed., Symposium on the impacts of climate change and variability on the Great Plains, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, pp.171-172.

Williams-Sether, T. and Wiche, G.J., 1998, Streamflow statistics of seleted streams in the lower Red River of the North Basin, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Manitoba: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 98-21 (http://nd.water.usgs.gov/pubs/ofr/ofr9821/index.html).

Williams-Sether, T., 2004, River Gain and Loss Studies for the Red River of the North Basin, North Dakota and Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1076, 25 p. <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1076/>

Many of these items may be viewed at the NDSU Main Library.

Some Web Links

1997 Fargo Flood Information
3D Anaglyph of the Red River Valley, ND, MN, SD - NDSU Geosciences Dept.
A History of Flooding in the Red River Basin - Poster; USGS (added 3/24/09)
Around the Basin - Red River Basin Commission
BasinWide [link dead 3/6/09]
Basin Wide Flood Control - EERC
Bibliographic Listing of Reports and Abstracts Related to the Red River of the North - USGS
The Disaster Center's North Dakota Page
Earthscapes: Red River Valley - by Don McCollor
Fact Sheets, Red River of the North - USGS [link dead 3/6/09]
Fargo 7 Day Forcast - National Weather Service
Fargo Flood Homepage
Flood Control Continuing Authority, Red River of the North: Wahpeton, ND
Flood Insurance Study, Cass County, North Dakota (revised 1980) - FEMA
Flood Map - Moorhead, MN
Flood Tracking Chart for the Red River Basin - USGS
Flooding Along the Red River of the North: Resources and photographs - Donald P. Schwert
Flooding of the Red River Valley and Tributaries during April 1997 - NOAA
Geologic Record of Flood Dynamics on the Red River of the North, USA-Canada
Geoscientific insights into the Red River and its flood problem in Manitoba - Natural Resources Canada (added 3/24/09)
Glacial Lake Agassiz - Warren Upham
Geology of the Fargo-Moorhead Region, North Dakota - Minnesota - Includes current level of the Red River at Fargo - Donald P. Schwert, NDSU
Geoscientific insights into the Red River and its flood problem in Manitoba - Natural Resources Canada
High Plains Regional Climate Center (added 3/16/09)
International Water Institute
Links Related to the U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources, and North Dakota or alternate link
March 9-10, 2009 Blizzard in North Dakota (added 3/16/09)
Paleofloods in the Red River Basin
Red River Basin - International Coalition for Land and Water Stewardship in the Red River Basin (TIC)
Red River Basin - ND State Water Commission [link dead 3/6/09]
Red River Basin Commission
Red River Basin Decision Information Network
Red River Drainage - Natural Resources, Canada
Red River Flood Stages vs. Geographic Locations - Donald P. Schwert
Red River of the North - Links [link dead 3/6/09]
Red River of the North/Devils Lake Basin - EPA
Red River of the North Basin: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Manitoba - US Army Corps of Engineers
Red River of the North Basin - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
Red River of the North Basin Study - USGS [link dead 3/6/09]
Red River of the North Mainstem Landmarks
Red River of the North, Spring Flood 1997, Flood Recon Team Photographs - U.S. Corp of Engineers [link dead 3/6/09]
Red River Water Management Consortium
River Crests, Red River of the North at Farg
River Watch
Stoner, J. D., 1991, National Water-Quality Assessment program; Red River of the North USGS Factsheet wfs91-151
Time Series Graphs of Temperature & Precipitation (added 3/16/09)
U.S. Geological Survey Flood Photos (added 3/24/09)

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