Saturday :: Mar 28, 2009

Open Thread

by Mary

The Red River in North Dakota floods often in the spring, but usually not at the level we're seeing this week. The reason this river is so prone to flooding in the spring is it is a north-flowing river and the rains from the central plains wash north against a hard wall of ice which acts like a dam with the excess water backing onto the communities that live on the banks of the river.

Here are some pictures from the Boston Globe of the historic flood this year.

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