Last year, the Red River very nearly destroyed Fargo. I covered it in an extensive series of photographs and videos. I’ll be doing the same this year, as the oncoming flood looks at least as bad.
Some advice: Don’t live here. Don’t attend school here. Don’t believe the USGS flood predictions or the national news coverage.
Near Oak Grove and next to the Red River is the site where all the snow from downtown Fargo goes. This image was taken from the top of the pile.
Last year, I searched the site and found, among other things, a bunch of money. In the resulting blog post, I said “Fargo Giveth, and Fargo Taketh Away”. This year, I searched the same site, and found a tire iron. So this year’s motto is the following: The Red Giveth, And The Red Beateth Your Ass.
The river has already outgrown its banks.
Index of last year’s posts:
Rinsing Fargo From The Map.
Pictures Containing Trees.
Fargo Flood Frolick 2009.
Signs Of Flooding In Your Area.
Shoot That Shit Skyward And We’ll Make Ads From It.
More Information, More Pictures.
Snowblower Sump Pump.
Red River Flooding March 31st.
Fargo: Flat, But Cold.