The Red River Floods of 1997 Oral History Project: Interview with Timothy Bertschi
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: A native of southwest Minnesota, Tim Bertschi graduated from Mankato State University in 1979 and went to work with the Army Corps of Engineers in St. Paul. In 1987, he moved to Fargo, North Dakota, as operations project manager for the Western Flood Control Project area. In this capacity, he acted as the area flood engineer for the Corps during the flooding that occurred in the Red River basin in 1993, 1995, 1996, and 1997. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Bertschi describes his tasks during the flooding that occurred in the valley in April 1997. He discusses various pre-flood efforts to deal with the flooding through permanent and temporary dikes, various emergencies that the Corps responded to during the flood, and ways in which the flooding may alter future Corps planning for the Red River basin. He also discusses some of the water management issues that arose as a result of the 1997 flood.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
39 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 85 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Bertschi, Timothy
Interviewer: Shoptaugh, Terry L.
Made in Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Moorhead, Clay County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/26/1997
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 57
Accession Number AV1999.66.4
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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