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Fargo Mayor: "No Serious Concerns" About Flood Forecast

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The mayor of North Dakota's largest city says he has "no serious concerns" with the recent National Weather Service report that calls for major spring flooding along the Red River. 

The weather service in a report released Thursday gives the river in Fargo a 50 percent chance of cresting just under 34 feet, or about 16 feet above flood stage. 

Crest predictions in the new outlook are up slightly from last month. 

Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker says city officials will discuss the report Monday in their second flood meeting of the season. He says they will base their planning on the 50 percent prediction. 

If the 34 feet number holds, a temporary clay dike would likely be built in front of city hall, but few other structures would be threatened.

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