- Red River of the North
River, northern U.S. and southern Canada.It flows north, forming the Minnesota–North Dakota boundary, before entering Manitoba and emptying into Lake Winnipeg after a course of 545 mi (877 km). It was explored in 1732–33 by the French voyageur Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye. The river, named after the reddish brown silt it carries, was a transportation link between Lake Winnipeg and the Mississippi River system. The Red River Settlement, an agricultural colony, was founded in 1811 near Winnipeg. Its fertile valley produces cereals, potatoes, and sugar beets and supports cattle raising.
* * *river flowing through the northern United States and southern Manitoba, Can. It is formed by the confluence of the Bois de Sioux and Otter Tail rivers at the twin cities of Wahpeton (N.D.) and Breckenridge (Minn.). It flows northward, forming for 440 miles (710 km) the North Dakota–Minnesota border, before entering Manitoba and emptying into Lake Winnipeg after a course of 545 miles (877 km). Its drainage area is 40,200 square miles (104,118 square km). Its valley was at one time the floor of glacial Lake Agassiz, and the silt-loam sediments that accumulated there have formed one of North America's most fertile farming regions. Agriculture in this region is dominated by vast acreages of spring wheat and sugar beets.After it was explored in 1732–33 by the French voyageur Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye (La Vérendrye, Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, et de), the river, called Red because of the reddish brown silt it carries, served as a transportation link between Lake Winnipeg and the Mississippi River system. Its basin's great fertility was first realized in 1811 by the Red River Settlement, an agricultural colony founded near Winnipeg. The river valley produces cereals, potatoes, sugar beets, and livestock. Locks near the river's mouth enable ships to navigate to the major riparian cities of Winnipeg (Man.) and Grand Forks and Fargo (N.D.). The Wild Rice, Sheyenne, Pembina, and Assiniboine rivers are among its major tributaries.In the spring of 1997 populations along the middle and lower Red River were threatened by unprecedented flooding. Grand Forks and, across the river, East Grand Forks (Minn.) suffered particularly widespread devastation.
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