NASA’s Earth Observatory has released an image of the swollen Red River taken on March 28th when the river was at its record crest of 40.82 feet.
Head over to the Earth Observatory site where they have a 5 MB high-res version of the photo.
A second image shows you just what would happen if the levees and dikes weren’t in place in Fargo-Moorhead. Beyond the city limits, the river is blown out well beyond its banks.
You really get a sense of how vast and flat the landscape is on either side of the river.