- Sheyenne River
The Sheyenne River is one of the major tributaries of the
Red River of the North, beginning about 29 miles north of McClusky, North Dakotaand meanders eastward before turning south near McVille, North Dakota.
The southerly flow of the river continues through
Griggs County, North Dakotaand Barnes County, North Dakotabefore it turns in a northeastward direction near Lisbon, North Dakota. The river forms Lake Astabula behind the Baldhill Dam north of Valley City, North Dakota.
From Lisbon, the river crosses the Sheyenne National Grassland, and enters
Cass County, North Dakotanear the city of Kindred, North Dakota. This stretch is designated a National Wild and Scenic Riverand is popular with canoeists and outdoor enthusiasts. From Kindred, the river flows north-northeastward through the fertile plains of the Red River Valleyof the North.
The character of the river changes as it leaves the sandy grasslands and picks up the fertile clay soil of the Red River Valley. Previously, the river posed a flooding hazard to cities such as
West Fargo, North Dakotaand Harwood, North Dakota, where it joins the Red River of the Northand flows north to Lake Winnipegin ManitobaProvince of Canada. Thanks to a diversion canal completed near Horace, North Dakota, the major Sheyenne River cities fared well in the 1997 Red River Floodwhich devastated the cities of Grand Forks, North Dakotaand East Grand Forks, Minnesota.
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