NEWS
Fargo Could See Historic Flood
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:53 AM CDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Residents along the Red River in Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn., should prepare for one of the top five floods in their history, the National Weather Service said Thursday.

Its latest flood outlook included a 50 percent chance that the river would top 38 feet later this spring. That would surpass the fifth-highest crest of 37.34 feet in 1969. Flood stage is 18 feet.

The weather service said the chances of a top five flood had increased with near-record cold temperatures that have delayed the snowmelt. Now, the melt cycle isn't expected to begin until the ...

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