Lake sturgeon were captured on video spawning along the Red River Basin in a Facebook post shared by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday, May 24. The agency stated the event is the first verified natural spawning to occur with the species in more than 100 years.
Work continues on a project to bring water from the Missouri River to eastern North Dakota. This summer's drought doesn't have anything to do with the timing, but it shows the importance of it, one project leader says.
In his 14 years as a Red River catfish guide, Brad Durick says he’s never seen a year quite like this one for low water, thanks to widespread drought conditions that have the Red and other rivers across the region at their lowest levels in years.