A little insight on the flooding up north.

Blog entry from Sean Lewis at CLTV (former morning anchor in Rockford).
The reason we should pay attention in history class…

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Right now, our neighbors to the North, in North Dakota and Minnesota, are fighting off an absolute disaster.

The Red River, which flows north between the North Dakota and Minnesota border, is at near-record flood stage. Read the full story here.

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This post was written by Eric Sorensen on March 26, 2009

6 Comments so far

  1. Cindy B Jones March 27, 2009 1:00 AM

    I am not an expert on these matters, but isn’t there a way these floodwaters can somehow be diverted to the Colorado River?

    Peace and interesting times to you all.

  2. Chad T March 27, 2009 5:06 AM

    I hate this topic. In my opinion it’s all about the money. The people that own the homes rent them out to people after they have patched them up, and probably never tell them about the flooding. Building on natural wetlands is abot the bone headed move you can make. I’m mainly talking about the yearly local flooding in our area.

    I don’t know the topography or the river sysems very well in the upper plains, so I can’t really say anything other than it’s absolutely devesatating. Floods of this nature are of a different breed.

    Cindy, it’s best to let nature take it’s course. Floods are amazing at finding the lowest ground and making it’s way downstream. The best they can hope for is a sting of dry weather. hypotheticaly they could re-route it somehow, but it would take billions, and decades to accomplish. Sometimes we just have to deal with what nature throws at us, we don’t own the place, we just live hear.

  3. Renee March 27, 2009 7:54 AM

    It is so similar to people in California continuing to build where landslides and fires are a natural part of the ecosystem. The more we try to change these things, the more messed up the natural system becomes.

    The developers and the local governments are very short-sighted, and don’t consider the longer-term costs for both the people and the communities involved.

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