Sheyenne River

Highlighted catchment area of ​​the Red River of the North, Sheyenne River

Bald Hill Dam on the Sheyenne River during the spring flood in 1996

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The Sheyenne River is one of the main tributaries of the Red River of the North. It has a length of about 951 km and runs in eastern North Dakota.

The river has its origin 24 km north of McClusky. It flows predominantly in an easterly direction before it changes its direction near McVille south. Then it flows through Griggs County and Barnes County, near Lisbon before he turns to the northeast. The river is dammed north of Valley City from Bald Hill Dam to Lake Ashtabula.

In Lisbon, the river flows through the Sheyenne National Grassland and reached Cass County near the town of Kindred.

This section of the river is popular with canoeists and outdoor enthusiasts. Kindred from the river in north northeasterly direction flows through the fertile plains of the Red River Valley.

The river's character changes when leaving the sandy grasslands. Now he takes on fertile clay soil of the Red River Valley. Previously introduced, the river is a flood risk for the cities West Fargo and Harwood, opens near which the Sheyenne River in the Red River of the North. Thanks to a discharge channel, which was built near Horace, survived the most important cities on the Sheyenne River flood of 1997. However It hit the cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.