PHOTO GALLERY: Images from the Roseau River flood of 2002
Sunday, June 11, marks the 15th anniversary of the Roseau River flood, which inundated much of the city of Roseau on June 11, 2002 and caused flooding problems through Roseau County. As much as 20 inches of rain during two days of widespread downpours June 9-10, 2002, causing the Roseau River to rise 15 feet in city limits within a 24-hour period.
The river crested at 23.4 feet, well above the 16-foot flood stage.
Herald reporters and photographers, along with media from the Twin Cities and across the region, converged on the northwest Minnesota community to report on the disaster. Here are some of the images photographers from the Herald and the St. Paul Pioneer Press, a Forum Communications media partner and sister paper at the time, captured during the flood.