Flood conditions improving, drought erased

Flooding conditions across the county have improved, and Beltrami County Emergency Management says the county’s drought, which topped out as “exceptional” last summer, has been erased with all the snow and rainfall.

With a drier forecast and receding waters, crews will be able to begin repairing the damages.

After floodwaters move over gravel roads, it leaves behind rocks and ruts while much of the actual gravel can end up in the ditches.

Townships across the county are reporting damaged roadways, from the far northwestern portions near Fourtown and Grygla, the far northeastern portions and in central and southern Beltrami County.

Photo credit to Beltrami County Emergency Management, showing gravel in the ditches after floodwaters receded.

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