View is to the northwest from the Moorhead bank of the Red River from about the present Center Avenue Bridge. The water level is extremely low; a man is seen standing on the exposed river bottom in mid stream. The river bottom is littered with junk and mussel shells. A cow stands on the Fargo, North Dakota bank of the river, visible in the distance is the North Bridge.
View is to the northwest on 4th Street South from about 7th Avenue. In the foreground Adolph Bowman and Molly Otto sit in a row boat on a flooded coulee. Beyond a man sits on the railing of a flooded bridge which normally crosses the coulee. In the middle distance beyond the row boat stands the Ole M. Martinson house, now home to the Rourke Art Gallery 523 4th Street South.
View is to the southwest from Main Avenue and 3rd Street South. Scene shows the flooded Woodlawn Park neighborhood. In the foreground is the Dudrey Brothers' Cooperage with the black smoke chimney. The Moorhead Municipal Water and Light plant smokestack is in the far distance. A small house in the foreground at right is cabled to a tree to keep it from washing away.
View is to the west from 4th Street South toward the Ole M. Martinson House, home to the Rourke Art Gallery at 523 South 4th Street. Visitors sit in three row boats and stand on the sidewalk on 4th Street.
View is to the north from the Moorhead Manufacturing Company's Flour Mill on the Moorhead side of the river just south of the Main Ave bridge. The Main Ave bridge is visible in the foreground as is the Northern Pacific Railway Bridge weighed down with locomotives and box cars to keep the bridge from washing away. In the distance at left can be seen steam tractors parked on the North Bridge weighing it down. These tactics worked as no bridges were lost during the flood.