The city crews came by Monday and erected the flood walls at the entrance to Riverside Park, just a couple of blocks from our house. The flood wall is a pretty impressive engineering feat, especially when you consider that they put it up in one day.
The National Weather Service issued its first Flood Warning of the year yesterday for Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. The current river level is right at minor flood stage of 28 feet and is forecast for 29 feet plus by next Wednesday (the cataclysmic flood of 1997 was 54 feet, and the current dike system protects to like 60 feet). With the first flood warning we officially enter flood season which should last for the next three to four weeks. On the one hand flooding = bad, but on the other hand flooding = spring.