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.

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Stronger and better than ever. That’s Grand Forks 20 years after the 1997 flood.

For many of us, this is still a time of healing and an opportunity to reflect, thank those who impacted us, and connect with others with shared experiences. Mayor Brown has said “Our experiences are personal, unique. At the same time, they form a shared and inextricable bond. Together we faced the flood. Together we rebuilt. Together we move forward. Together we are stronger and better than ever.” 

This is also an opportunity to take stock of all we’ve accomplished, together, over the last two decades. Also, to celebrate all that’s on the horizon, as we move forward.

Below you will find some of the accomplishments of Grand Forks over the past 20 years.  Feel free to scroll through and look at the many photos that show how Grand Forks has become a stronger community.


20 Years Stronger

Updated on 04/06/2017 1:03 PM