Volunteers in Fargo have been busy this week - they've placed 700,000 sandbags along the river, which should protect them from a flood of up to 40 feet. The rivers in North Dakota have also been busy — they've been tweeting.

Using data from the National Weather Service, these Twitter accounts are set up to pull in current river levels from several locations along a few different rivers:

http://twitter.com/jamestownflood (James River in Jamestown, ND)
http://twitter.com/VCfloodstage (Sheyenne River in Valley City, ND)
http://twitter.com/egffloodstage (Red River in Grand Forks, ND)
http://twitter.com/fargofloodstage (Red River in Fargo, ND)
http://twitter.com/oslofloodstage (Red River in Oslo, MN)

Check out our full feature on the 2010 Mississippi River flooding.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

bryan kennedy's picture

Now if that lahar I have a crush on would get her act together and post some more pictures to Facebook.

posted on Thu, 03/18/2010 - 12:14pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

And, of course, you can follow Science Buzz on Twitter, too, where we're tweeting the levels for the Mississippi River at downtown St. Paul.

posted on Fri, 03/19/2010 - 11:35am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

This is cool!!!!!!!!!! Even though ive never been in a flood.

posted on Fri, 03/19/2010 - 11:52am

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