Flood Stats

Although the Red River in Fargo has gone above flood stage slightly again, during the spring flood it was continuously above flood stage for 75 days 21 hours and 15 minutes.  During that time frame, 63.38 billion(yes billion) cubic feet of water flowed through Fargo Moorhead (say under the Main avenue bridge).  A cubic food of water contains approximately 7.5 gallons.

That would fill a football field to a height of 208 miles (and change).  Some some fun flood facts to impress your friends with (or bore them).

 

2 thoughts on “Flood Stats

  1. Am I wrong, or is that about 500 Empire State Building sized glasses? Probably more like chocolate milk, though, considering about of sediment in runoff.

  2. Robert, I’m not sure I would insult Chocolate Milk by related it to the Red River. ;-) Chocolate Milk is too good for that.

    500 empire state buildings… I like that.

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