Floods devastate Duluth and surrounding area

by Anonymous on Jun. 21st, 2012

Amity Creek in Duluth
Amity Creek in DuluthCourtesy Mark Ryn
The recent floods in Duluth and other communities in northern Minnesota illustrate the incredible erosive power of running water. I was living in Duluth in 1972 when floods then ripped up the entire length of 6th Avenue East from top to bottom. This go-round appears to be even more devastating. I was particularly saddened to hear that the Swinging Bridge at Jay Cooke State Park has been destroyed by the force of the St. Louis River. The Lake Superior Zoo was inundated with water killing several of animals there. Several animals escaped, including the polar bear which was quickly tranquilized, recaptured, and sent to Como Zoo in St. Paul. One seal was more successful in its escape and made it out of the zoo compound to Grand Avenue where it stopped traffic. Recovery from all the damage is going take a while.

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Seattleite101's picture
Seattleite101 says:

I think this is not a good disaster. Good way to show how bad floods are.

posted on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 4:31pm

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