The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has honored The Red River Flood documentary with a regional Emmy award for Outstanding Writing.

The documentary team took home a statue for in the Writer – Non-News category.  The producers were also nominated for the program’s overall excellence in the Historical Documentary category.

The program chronicles the devastating flood that forever changed the communities along the red river.  In 1997, the Red River separating Grand Forks, North Dakota, and East Grand Forks, Minnesota, overflowed its banks to historical proportions, necessitating the largest civilian evacuation since the Civil War.

This is Media 523’s fifth Emmy win since 2014, and 16th nomination overall.  The Red River Flood was produced by David Kuznicki, Eric Althoff and Brian Katona; it was directed by David Kuznicki.  The program is available to stream online here.