1997 Spring Flood Aerial Photo Data

Aerial photography of the 1997 spring floods was taken by both the DNR and the COE. In addition, several watershed districts took oblique aerial photos of flooded areas. Aerial photography available from the DNR and the COE is listed below. Primary contacts for watershed districts that took aerial photos are to be added.


DNR Forestry Aerial Photography - 35mm

                                                                                   
Date      Location               Film Type   Photo Scale  Coverage                 

                                                                                   
April 12  Mississippi River -    Color       4" = 1 mile  1.5 mile swath           
          Rice to Anoka          Slide                                             
April 13  St. Croix River -      Color       4" = 1 mile  1.5 mile swath           
          Taylors Falls to       Slide                                             
          Hastings                                                                 
April 13  Rum River - Mille      Color       4" = 1 mile  1.5 mile swath           
          Lacs Lake to Anoka     Slide                                             
April 14  Minnesota River -      Color       4" = 1 mile  1.5 mile swath           
          Henderson to St. Paul  Slide                                             
April 14  Mississippi River in   Color       4" = 1 mile  1.5 mile swath           
          Aitkin County          Slide                                             
April 17  DNR Region 1           Color       4" = 1 mile  about 20 different       
                                 Infrared                 Wildlife Management      
                                                          Areas                    
April 22  East Grand Forks       Color       4" = 1 mile  approximately 100        
                                 Slide and                square mile mosaic       
                                 Print                                             
April 25  Oslo                   Color       8" = 1 mile  approximately 10 square  
                                 Slide                    mile mosaic              

Original film held by DNR Forestry, Resource Assessment, 413 SE 13th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. Contact Bill Befort or Steve Gallay at 218-327-4449.


1997 Spring Flood Aerial Photos Provided to DNR Waters by the Corps of Engineers

High Altitude, Black & White, 9" x 9" Stereo Photos

Date      Location                                  Number of Flight              Photo Scale  Held By           
                                                    Lines/Frames
April 9   Wild Rice River at Ada                    1/5                           1" = 2000'   Bob Merritt       
April 9   Wild Rice River at Hendrum                1/7                           1" = 2000'   Bob Merritt       
April 9   Minnesota River at Chippewa Diversion     2/9                           1" = 2000'   Dave Leuthe       
          Dam                                                                                      
April 9   Minnesota River - LQP Lake to Granite     4/28                          1" = 2000'   Dave Leuthe       
          Falls                                                                                    
April 9   Minnesota River - Ortonville to Odessa    4/18                          1" = 2000'   Dave Leuthe       
April 9   Pomme de Terre River at Appleton          2/10                          1" = 2000'   Dave Leuthe       
April 12  Rabbit River - Campbell to Bois de Sioux  2/10                          1" = 2000'   Terry Lejcher     
          River                                                                                    
April 12  Mustinka River                            2/18                          1" = 2000'   Terry Lejcher     
April 12  Bois de Sioux River - Mud Lake to Rabbit  1/15                          1" = 2000'   Terry Lejcher     
          River                                                                                    
April 12  Red River - Fargo/Moorhead area           5/71                          1" = 1000'   Bob Merritt       
April 13  Lake Traverse and Mud Lake Reservoirs     4/26                          1" = 2000'   Terry Lejcher     
April 13  Bois de Sioux - White Rock to Fairmount,  1/15                          1" = 2000'   Terry Lejcher     
          ND                                                                                       
April 13  Bois de Sioux River - Rabbit to           1/10                          1" = 2000'   Terry Lejcher     
          Breckenridge                                                                             
April 13  Wahpeton/Breckenridge                     1/6                           1" = 2000'   Terry Lejcher     
April 13  Otter Tail River near Breckenridge        1/7                           1" = 2000'   Terry Lejcher     
April 13  St. Croix River - Stillwater to Hastings  1/19                          1" = 2000'   Dale Homuth       
April 13  Minnesota River - New Ulm to Henderson    6/36                          1" = 2000'   Dave Leuthe       
April 13  Mississippi River - Anoka to Hastings     6/62                          1" = 2000'   Dale Homuth       
April 13  Mississippi River - Hastings to           15/177                        1" = 2000'   Jim Cooper        
          LaCrosse, WI                                                                             
April 14  Bois de Sioux River - Fairmount to        2/25                          1" = 2000'   Terry Lejcher     
          Wahpeton                                                                                 
April 14  Wild Rice River at Hendrum                1/4                           1" = 1500'   Bob Merritt       
April 17  Mississippi River - LaCrosse to           8/99                          1" = 2000'   Jim Cooper        
          Guttenberg, IW                                                                           
April 17  Red Lake River at Crookston               1/10                          1" = 2000'   Nate Dalager      
April 17  Red River - Abercrombie, ND overflow      5/32                          1" = 2000'   Terry Lejcher     
          area                                                                                     
April 17  Bois de Sioux River - Fairmount to        3/28                          1" = 2000'   Terry Lejcher     
          Wahpeton                                                                                 
April 17  Snake River at Warren                     3/17                          1" = 1000'   Nate Dalager      
April 17  Red River at Wahpeton-Breckenridge        3/23                          1" = 1000'   Terry Lejcher     
April 18  Snake River at Warren                     3/16                          1" = 1000'   Nate Dalager      
April 18  Red River at Perley                       1/5                           1" = 1000'   Bob Merritt       
April 18  Red River at Grand Forks/East Grand       3 b/w obliques                N.A.         Nate Dalager      
          Forks                                                                                    
April 18  Red River around Fargo/Moorhead           12/316                        1" = 1000'   Bob Merritt       
April 19  Red River at Grand Forks/East Grand       5/74                          1" = 1000'   Nate Dalager      
          Forks                                                                                    
April 19  Red Lake River at East Grand Forks        2/11                          1" = 1000'   Nate Dalager      
April 19  Red River - Fargo to Halstad              5/131                         1" = 2000'   Bob Merritt       
April 21  Red Lake River at East Grand Forks        2/14                          1" = 1000'   Nate Dalager      
April 21  Sand Hill River at Climax                 1/5                           1" = 1000'   Nate Dalager      
April 21  Grand Forks/East Grand Forks              6/86                          1" = 1000'   Nate Dalager      
April 22  Red River at Halstad                      1/5                           1" = 1000'   Bob Merritt       
April 22  Red River at Oslo                         1/5                           1" = 1000'   Nate Dalager      
April 22  Red River at Pembina, ND                  1/1                           1" = 1000'   Nate Dalager      
April 22  Two Rivers at Hallock                     3/15                          1" = 1000'   Nate Dalager      
April 22  Red River - Halstad to Oslo               9/170                         1" = 2000'   Nate Dalager      
April 24  Red River - Oslo to Drayton, ND           5/112                         1" = 2000'   Nate Dalager      
April 25  Red River - Drayton, ND to Highway 175    5/69                          1" = 2000'   Nate Dalager      
April 25  Pembina, ND & St. Vincent                 1/4                           1" = 1000'   Nate Dalager      
April 25  Drayton, ND                               1/8                           1" = 1000'   Nate Dalager      
April 28  Red River - Highway 175 to Emerson,       6/64                          1" = 2000'   Nate Dalager      
          Manitoba                                                                                 
April 28  Pembina, ND & St. Vincent                 1/4                           1" = 1000'   Nate Dalager      

Low Altitude, Color, 4" x 6" Oblique Photos

Date      Location                                Approximate Number of Photos in     Held By                   
                                                  Set                                                           
April 8   Big Stone Lake to Montevideo            62                                  Dave Leuthe               
April 8   Chippewa River Diversion Dam to mouth   4                                   Dave Leuthe               
April 8   Pomme de Terre River - Appleton to      19                                  Dave Leuthe               
          mouth                                                                                                 
April 8   Ortonville to Highway 75 Dam            18                                  Dave Leuthe               
April 8   Whetstone River near Highway 75 Dam     8                                   Dave Leuthe               
April 8   Wahpeton/Breckenridge                   8                                   Terry Lejcher             
April 8   Ada                                     12                                  Bob Merritt               
April 10  Hendrum and Shelly                      47                                  Bob Merritt               
April 12  Fargo/Moorhead                          140                                 Bob Merritt               
April 16  Lake Traverse to Wahpeton/Breckenridge  105                                 Terry Lejcher             
April 16  Warren area                             6                                   Nate Dalager              
April 18  Warren area                             42                                  Nate Dalager              
April 18  Fargo area                              121                                 Bob Merritt               
April 18  Grand Forks/East Grand Forks            18                                  Nata Dalager              
April 19  Grand Forks/East Grand Forks            66                                  Nate Dalager              
April 21  Grand Forks/East Grand Forks & Climax   45                                  Nate Dalager              
April 22  Halstad                                 17                                  Bob Merritt               
April 22  Hallock & Oslo                          18                                  Nate Dalager              
April 28  St. Vincent, Noyes and Pembina, ND      27                                  Nate Dalager 

Mel Sinn, DNR Waters
612-296-4806
11/12/97


Watershed Districts

Key contacts for watershed districts that took aerial photography during the 1997 spring flood are to be added.


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