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.
The Greenway is a crucial component of the Flood Protection Project, but it's more than a device for flood mitigation. The Greenway is approximately 2,200 acres of open, natural space that is an enhancement to the local quality of life providing year round recreation opportunities.