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Understanding our streams and rivers: Streamflows

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As we saw in the national news again this spring in the Fargo/Moorhead area, rivers flood. They always have and they always will. Even in our own backyard watershed, the Pomme de Terre River crested at the end of March with the sixth highest recorded flow since the USGS established a stream gauge in Appleton in 1931. Looking at the river now, after this dry summer, it's hard to imagine the amount of water the river was carrying.

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