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Snomageddon March 2019

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29 has been open for several hours but 94 remains closed. Trucks look to be backed up for miles waiting to cross into Canada.

There are a ton of GPS tracking plows on 94 and not all the plows have GPS tracking. Must be a big mess on that freeway somewhere

There's a long line of east bound traffic (mostly trucks) parked on the east bound lane of 94 east of Jamestown. Cam's everywhere show fairly good road, clear and dry by Jamestown. Plug up must be between Jamestown and VC, since 94 looks fine both east and west of there. No cam wherever the plug is.

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3 hours ago, MafiaMan said:

One of the few good things about winter.

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On 3/16/2019 at 12:38 PM, Cratter said:

https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/weather/4585355-new-flood-outlook-50-percent-chance-50-foot-crest-grand-forks

I've noticed they quit using the term "100 year flood" after the area has seen 100 year floods "every other year."

Looks like the crest in GF is most likely 50 feet this year.

4 feet below the 97 level.

Hundred year flood doesn’t mean it’ll happen once in a hundred years. Plus with how differently the fields drain now it just dumps all the water into the river right away instead of letting nature do it’s thing.

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7 minutes ago, geaux_sioux said:

Hundred year flood doesn’t mean it’ll happen once in a hundred years.

It means in any given chance (year) it's 1%. Which on average means it should happen once every hundred years.

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8 minutes ago, geaux_sioux said:

Hundred year flood doesn’t mean it’ll happen once in a hundred years. Plus with how differently the fields drain now it just dumps all the water into the river right away instead of letting nature do it’s thing.

I assume you are talking about tiling.  My shallow understanding is the system can also be used to hold water, but I don't have a clue whether it is a significant tool or who makes the decision.

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The crest will be long over with before the field drainage tile lines start significantly flowing.  Ground has to be thawed for the tile to start running.  

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20 minutes ago, Cratter said:

It means in any given chance (year) it's 1%. Which on average means it should happen once every hundred years.

Should is the incorrect word to use.

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17 minutes ago, 90siouxfan said:

I assume you are talking about tiling.  My shallow understanding is the system can also be used to hold water, but I don't have a clue whether it is a significant tool or who makes the decision.

Yup, fields used to hold a ton of water after a wet winter, especially the wetlands. It’s a tough thing to ask a farmer to not get in the field early in the season though. 

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8 minutes ago, geaux_sioux said:

Should is the incorrect word to use.

You mean should is the key word there.

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