1997 Flood "By the Number"
In total the 1997 Flood caused an estimated $1.5 Billion in damages to Grand Forks. 83 percent of the residential property in the city had some sort of damage. The fact that Grand Forks has not only rebuilt after the flood but has thrived is a testament to our citizens and volunteers who helped us get back on our feet.
Flood Protection Project
The Permanent Flood Protection Project was functionally completed in January of 2007 with the Corps certification of the flood control project. The flood protection portion of the project is designed to protect both Grand Forks and East Grand Forks from a 210 year flood event. It consists of a series of floodwalls, levees, flood pumping stations, storm sewers, diversion ditches, and recreational facilities in both communities. The cost of the Flood Protection Project was $409 million.