Photos: Red River flooding from the air

Disasters Ann Arbor Miller · ·

1 Floodwaters are making travel difficult in much of the Red River Valley as dozens of roads are under water, including a portion of Interstate 29 north of Fargo. This image was taken near Harwood in Cass County on Monday, April 11, 2011. 
2 A flooded farm is seen from the air north of Fargo-Moorhead on Monday, April 11, 2011. The Red River was at 38 feet, 20 feet above flood stage. 
3 Another farm is seen in a rural area north of Fargo-Moorhead on Monday, April 11, 2011. As the River spread across the flat landscape of an ancient lakebed hundreds of rural residents found themselves surrounded by water. 
4 A bridge barely rises above the floodwaters north of Fargo-Moorhead on Monday, April 11, 2011. Dozens of roads were under water in rural areas in Cass and Clay counties making travel nearly impossible. 
5 Floodwaters consume much of the Red River Valley in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota on Monday, April 11, 2011. 
6 An extensive sandbag dike protects homes from the rising waters of the Red River in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota on Monday, April 11, 2011. 
7 A lone strip of land remains untouched as floodwaters consume much of the Red River Valley in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota on Monday, April 11, 2011. 
8 Floodwaters surround a town in a rural area north of Fargo-Moorhead on Monday, April 11, 2011. 
9 Floodwaters from the Red River near the Main Avenue and Center Avenue bridges which connect Fargo and Moorhead on Monday, April 11, 2011 
10 Homes are threatened by floodwaters near Oxbow, N.D., located south of Fargo, on Monday, April 11, 2011. 
11 Floodwaters encroach upon the intersection of two roads in a rural area north of Fargo-Moorhead on Monday, April 11, 2011. 
12 Several homes west of Fargo, N.D. near County Road 17 sit protected from rising floodwaters by sandbag dikes on Monday, April 11, 2011. 
13 Farm fields nearly consumed by floodwaters from the Red River are seen in eastern North Dakota on Monday, April 11, 2011. The flood could threaten spring planting if waters take too long to recede. 
14 Floodwaters are making travel difficult in much of the Red River Valley as dozens of roads are under water, including a portion of Interstate 29 north of Fargo. Here, a lone cars heads south on I-29 on Monday, April 11, 2011. A stretch of interstate just north of this point is closed and will be for some time.