Quantcast

Latest Valley Flood Forecast & FM Diversion Outlook - Valley News Live - KVLY/KXJB - Fargo/Grand Forks

Latest Valley Flood Forecast & FM Diversion Outlook

Posted: Updated:

  On days like this it's hard to believe the Red River will ever be free of ice. But, when spring does come, river forecasters say the Red shouldn't be a problem. There's only a low to minor chance of flooding from Wahpeton to Pembina, barring any major spring rains.

Greg Gust, National Weather Service: "Two, 3-inch rain over a county or sub-basin… that could push that local area into moderate to major flooding as a possibility."

   Overall, it's good news for thousands of folks who are tired of battling the Red. However, officials gathered here at the Red River Basin Summit admit,  it does make lobbying for a new 1.8-billion dollar Fargo-Moorhead diversion project a tougher sell.

Pat Zavoral, Fargo City Administrator: "If you don't have a catastrophe people think that you don't need it. We've been very successful in protecting ourselves, so…"

 Zavoral says they'll just have to keep hammering home their message, in order to get their hands on Federal money for the project.

Pat Zavoral: "The consequences of not protecting or not having a diversion to the State and to the region would be critical if we were to have a flood and Fargo did have a massive or catastrophic failure."

  Zavoral says Fargo does rank high on the list for federal funding for a diversion project. But, until a project is actually finished, the possibility of another Fargo-Moorhead  flood fight always remains.

  The latest flood forecast also has some good news for farmers.  It's calling for enough moisture this spring to get crops off to a good start. However, the report also says things could get pretty dry, later this  summer.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • DEVELOPING: Police Look Into New Surveillance Video From West Acres Assault

    DEVELOPING: Police Look Into New Surveillance Video From West Acres Assault

    Fargo police continue to search for a man who assaulted a woman outside of West Acres Shopping center last Thursday.  On Monday, the Fargo Police Department released a surveillance photo from the parking lot outside of JCPenny.
    Fargo police continue to search for a man who assaulted a woman outside of West Acres Shopping center last Thursday.  On Monday, the Fargo Police Department released a surveillance photo from the parking lot outside of JCPenny.
  • We scope out Grand Forks in this week's Restaurant Report Card

    We scope out Grand Forks in this week's Restaurant Report Card

    It's Tuesday and that means it's time for our weekly restaurant report. This week we focused on Grand Forks, where we scoped out violations at a grocery store and a popular chain restaurant.
    It's Tuesday and that means it's time for our weekly restaurant report. This week we focused on Grand Forks, where we scoped out violations at a grocery store and a popular chain restaurant.
  • Fargo Schools Want Your Input

    Fargo Schools Want Your Input

    The Fargo School District is planning for the future and they need your help. The District is seeking the input of students, teachers, parents and the community through an online survey.
    The Fargo School District is planning for the future and they need your help. The District is seeking the input of students, teachers, parents and the community through an online survey.
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by 

WorldNowAll content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Valley News Live. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.