By Anna Jauhola
The Red River presented a Top 4 flood this year in Kittson County as the river crested at Drayton at 47.3 feet, said Scot Olson, county emergency manager, at a county board meeting on Tuesday, April 21. The river crested at 50.2 feet at Pembina.
In 2019, the river crested at 46.6 feet at Drayton, but the higher water this year will leave about as much damage. Olson said scouring at bridges and culverts, damage to roads and flood debris will again be the major issues the county will spend money on for flood cleanup.
The major difference this year is the county will only receive state disaster funds as not enough flooding damage happened in the state to declare a federal disaster, Olson said.
Read the full story in the May 29 issue of the Kittson County Enterprise