VIDEO: Watch evolution of 2011 winter, spring flood in downtown Grand Forks ... in 41 secondsRelive each day of winter and early spring of 2011 on the Red River in downtown Grand Forks - in a mere 41 seconds. Watch this video collection of once-a-day still photos from Jan. 1 to Thursday, April 14, taken by the U.S. Geological Survey with a Sorlie Bridge-mounted camera. Open the article link, then look down the page for video.
By: Herald Staff Report, Grand Forks Herald
Winter never passes this quickly in Grand Forks. Neither does spring flooding.
But watching this video, you can relive each day of life along the Red River in downtown Grand Forks in just 41 seconds.
It's a collection of once-a-day still photos taken by the U.S. Geological Survey with a Sorlie Bridge-mounted camera. It was made into a video and posted on YouTube by "siouxcrew56."
Adding to the timed-exposure appeal of this video: Watching the water "quickly" rise around the Greenway's pillar-style monument, south of the Sorlie on the Grand Forks side. It displays record Red River flood levels.
Look down this page to find the video:
You can check out these daily photos while getting your daily dose of Red River flood "live" views on GrandForksHerald.com's Flood Cam 2011 page. Underneath the downtown Grand Forks flood cam, there are links to the U.S. Geological Survey's once-a-day web cams on the Red at both Grand Forks and Fargo.
You also can visit the USGS's North Dakota Water Science Center website to learn much more about flooding in our region while seeing the once-a-day Red photos there, too.