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Remembering the flood of '97: Red River crests 15 years ago today

Published 04/22/2012, Grand Forks Herald

Fifteen years ago today on Tuesday April 22, 1997, the Red River crested at 54.35 feet in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, marking a turning point in the worst flood the cities had ever endured. Ninety percent of Grand Forks’ 52,500 residents and all of East Grand Forks’ 9,000 residents were evacuated.

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