Red River of the North


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Red River of the North

 

a river in the USA and Canada. It is 920 km long and drains an area of 297,000 sq km. The Red River of the North is formed by the confluence of the Otter Tail and Bois de Sioux rivers at Breckenridge (USA). It flows over the Central Plains in an ancient glacial water drainage trough and empties into Lake Winnipeg. The river is fed by mixed sources. High water occurs in spring. The average flow rate below the city of Winnipeg is 240 cu m per sec. The middle and lower courses are navigable. The large city of Winnipeg (Canada) is on the Red River of the North.

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Stream fish communities and environmental correlates in the Red River of the North, Minnesota and North Dakota.
Quantification of historic flood damage in the Maple and Wild Rice Watersheds of the Red River of the North Basin.
Brad Durick, catfish guide on the Red River of the North in North Dakota, has documented that much of the catfish movement during high water events in that large river are sideways, or what he calls lateral movement.
Site 3 is located upriver from the influent of the English Coulee at the Sorlie Bridge crossing the Red River of the North. Water was sampled on April 24, 2001, May 11,2001, and May 17, 2001.
Durick is a guide and creative thinker on the Red River of the North in the Grand Forks, North Dakota, area.
The original distribution of lake sturgeon included the Hudson Bay, Great Lakes, and Mississippi River drainages from the Red River of the North to the Alabama River in Alabama and northern Mississippi.

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