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FINAL - Unusual early spring flood runoff for the Red River at Grand F orks, North Dakota

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    FINAL - Unusual early spring flood runoff for the Red River at Grand Forks, North Dakota Pat Neuman, a personal effort home: 952 906 2824 Chanhassen, Minnesota
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      FINAL - Unusual early spring flood runoff for the Red River at Grand Forks, North Dakota

      Pat Neuman, a personal effort

      home: 952 906 2824
      Chanhassen, Minnesota - residence

      Snowmelt and 2-3 inches of rain last weekend (March 27-28) in North Dakota and Minnesota led to this unusual early spring flood event.

      Daily flow at the Grand Forks, ND / East Grand Forks, MN river gage on March 31, 2004 was one of the top five highest mean daily flows of record (101 years) for that early in the spring season (Table 1).

      This event was especially unusual because the heaviest runoff within the Red River basin occurred downstream (north) of the river gage at East Grand Forks, MN.

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      Table 1: Top five highest flows of record

      Red River gage at East Grand Forks, MN

      Year MoDy Daily-Q

      1920 0331 30,300

      1966 0331 33,400

      1995 0331 34,200

      1999 0331 49,100

      2004 0331 _ [*] _ approximation: 32000 - 34000

      Record used: Jan through Mar: 1904 - current.

      MoDy: Month Day

      Daily-Q: Mean daily flow (cubic feet/sec day)

      One cubic feet/sec day = 86,400 cubic feet

      Data: United States Geological Survey web site.

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      Given this government policy on climate change, persons who may have interest in this personal effort that indicates a trend to earlier in the season snowmelt runoff are asked not to make any reference to the author's place of employment. If they happen to be aware of the author's place of employment from other sources, they are asked to not give reference to it or to associate the author with his place of employment in any way, since this is a personal effort only.

      Pat Neuman, a personal effort
      Home: e-mail address: npat1@...
      Home phone: 952 906 2824
      Residence: Chanhassen, Minnesota

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