Red River Nearing Flood Stage

Red River Nearing Flood Stage Click to Enlarge

UNDATED--Recent rains are putting pressure on river levels in the Red River Valley. The Red River in Grand Forks / East Grand Forks is expected to climb over flood stage of 28 feet late today (Fri) or early Saturday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Grand Forks north to Oslo, Minnesota. N-W-S Hydrologist Amanda Lee says heavy rains in Fargo-Moorhead and points south are having an impact south by Wahpeton and the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Flooding along the Red River is normally associated with spring runoff -- but Lee says it doesn't happen often but it can happen during the summer.

The Red River is expected to crest locally on Sunday at around 30 feet – and fall below flood stage of 28 feet on Tuesday.

Fargo is expected to crest today at 21 feet – falling below flood stage of 18 on Tuesday.

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