The Recrudescence of Lake Aggasiz

Why is Fargo, North Dakota flooding?
I’m not happy with the current explanation, that a massive snow melt combined with ice jams in the Red River have combined to put the river 22 feet above flood level in a frighteningly flat and painfully wide flood plain. The result is bizarre – a huge prairie lake with with sunken civilization islands here and there, dotted with towns and cities somehow barely spared behind towering dikes. But historically speaking, such a vast lake of the prairies is something the land knows too well.
Hence, my preferred explanation. Not meteorology and hydrolics, but instead, a haunting.
From 8,400 years ago, the ghost of the greatest lake that ever existed returning to stalk the frozen plains.

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