1997 Spring Flood Technical Information


1997 spring flooding on the Minnesota River above New Ulm and along many reaches of the Red River of the North set new records. Statewide, spring flooding resulted in 58 Minnesota counties being declared federal disaster areas. The total economic impact of 1997 spring flooding is estimated as high as $2 billion.

Many local governments and several state and federal agencies, documented different aspects of the flood event, including:

Prepared by: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Division of Waters

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Last modified: August 21, 1997