The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project: Interview with Robert Martin

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Titles The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project: Interview with Robert Martin
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Bob Martin was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He received a degree in civil engineering from Iowa State University and later worked as city engineer in Oklahoma. In 1986 he became the public works director for Moorhead, Minnesota. As director he supervised the engineering, public works, sanitation and wastewater operations of the city. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Impact of the flood on Moorhead; difficulties faced by city's government and services in coping with the volume of water the flood created; planning the city did prior to the flood to meet the situation; emergencies during the flood; solutions his personnel devised to protect city services and property; how the strain of dealing with the flood affected him and other city employees; the flood mitigation project the city has developed to repair flood damage and strengthen the dikes and water system against potential future flooding.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
34 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 80 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Martin, Robert
Interviewer: Shoptaugh, Terry L.
Made in: Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 10/01/1997
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 57 (Library Call Number)
AV1999.66.20 (Accession Number)
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project'


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