Thursday, May 26, 2011

100 Year Flood Hits Home

Above average snowpack in Montana and heavy rains in the western part of the state have caused a problem in Bismarck N.D.


For those keeping score, I live in Bismarck.


My home is safe, but daughter and son and law(and the 2 grand kids) live right off the river and no doubt will be evacuated (not their house pictured). 
The big Lake Sakakawea was running so low 4 years ago new access had to be built for boating. At the time it was said it would take 20 years of above average snow and rain to fill it back up. In just 3 years the lake is just shy of going over the top of Garrison Dam.
To my knowledge the Missouri river has never flooded in Bismarck(with the exception of an ice jam problem 2 years ago) since the Garrison Dam was built in 1953...

3 comments:

kc said...

I would live in Bismarck. Then again, I'm from northeastern Montana, and my favorite towns in the world are Malta & Scobey - far from any resemblance to thriving metro areas.

Best to you and yours, Randy.

Randy-g said...

Thanks for stopping by Kc, my company does business with folks in Malta and Scobey! Small world...

Meryl said...

Grew up in Minot, college in Grand Forks in the 60s. The Red River always flooded in the spring. Remember Minot flooding one year also. Too bad all this AGW is causing such drought conditions all over the USA.