Lots of snow, but that’s normal for ND: Snow samples measure moisture, help assess flood risk
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Bill Odell carried an auger early Thursday morning out onto the Red River near East Grand Forks, though his intentions weren’t to drill a hole for ice fishing.
Odell and colleague Paul Johnson are traveling around Minnesota conducting ice and snow depth surveys for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The snow survey samples assist the corps’ water management team with determining how much water is contained within the region’s snowpack.
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