Red River Divide DVD
“Red River Divide” investigates the history of the Red River Valley’s geology and landscape to get a better view of the future of the region. The documentary studies the hydrology of the valley, tools available for flood forecasting and preparations underway for drought relief. The hour long DVD explores the steps communities have taken to protect themselves from floods, the development of a greenway and the many possibilities for recreation the river provides.
Sometimes a raging river, sometimes a peaceful stream, the Red River of the North winds for more than 500 miles from Wahpeton, North Dakota and Breckenridge, Minnesota, to Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba. The lush Red River Basin offers rich soil, abundant fishing and scenic landscapes — but the river’s historic floods can be devastating. Communities on the banks of the river, from the first settlers to current residents, have experienced the river’s changing moods.