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.
Since the 1997 flood the City of Grand Forks has not only rebuilt what was lost during the flood, we have grown. Whether it has been the retail development along 32nd Ave. S. or the hospitality development along S. 42nd St., Grand Forks has become a true "Destination Center" for the region.