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What Is an Ice Dam and How to Prevent It from Happening
What is an ice dam? An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into ...
9/27/12 at 4:54 PM
Adventure Day #1: Valley City & the Sheyenne River Valley
Phase One of our North Dakota Summer Adventure, "Lost on the Prairie,"began at noon on Sunday, May 27, 2012. The car was loaded and ready to go, and we were all looking forward to getting Lost on the ...
5/31/12 at 10:00 AM
Mystery Bridge 1: Horn's Ferry Bridge in Marion County, Iowa
When it comes to mystery bridges, there are two types of mysteries that exist with regards to historic bridges: 1. A historic bridge that existed in the past but there is no information on its locat...
5/7/12 at 7:49 AM
Sampling produces silver carp DNA north of Coon Rapids Dam
Bad news today from the Department of Natural Resources, which reported eDNA testing for Asian carp found signs of the invasive silver carp upstream of the Coon Rapids Dam in the Twin Cities. The s...
12/8/11 at 1:29 PM Big catches at the Tailrace 10/7/11 at 12:18 PM
the summer story on smelt
Smelt are the backbone of the fishery in the Missouri River/Lake O and Lake S systems of Norht Dakota and while much better conditions exist this year, it's not as clear as you'd hope: With improved ...
7/26/10 at 5:23 AM a Fair summer 7/16/10 at 3:21 PM
Cruising in the Fury
Quite often on a summer afternoon, my husband and I will go for a Fury cruise. We jump into our 1968 Fury III and cruise the neighborhood, often accompanied by our dog Jeffrey. Sunday afternoon we dec...
5/24/10 at 8:35 AM
You Gotta Know Where To Find 'Em!
Back in 1949 the Sheyeen River below the dam in Lisbon looked intirely different that it does today. First of all the water level, except for the spring runoff each year, was much lower that it is tod...
9/18/09 at 7:16 AM
Rising lake: welcome to some but not others
After several years of below average rainfall and, more accurately, low northern Rockies snowpack, Lake Sakakawea is on the rise this year. Good for fishing, good for residents, good for water users,&...
7/17/09 at 6:26 AM
The Civil Air Patrol posted more photos today. This one of the Jamestown Dam really caught my eye. It's scary to think about, but it's also oddly beautiful. See it blown up big by clicking here....
4/22/09 at 8:05 AM Pretty scary 4/22/09 at 8:05 AM
A dam in danger 4/14/09 at 10:13 AM