FARGO, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple plans to meet with Fargo and Cass County officials about spring flooding along the Red River and its tributaries. The National Weather Service says the river has a 50-50 chance of reaching 38 feet in Fargo and Moorhead, which would be 20 feet above flood stage. It would be the fourth major flood in five years for Fargo-Moorhead residents.
Officials in the two cities say they are confident they can handle a 38-foot crest, but Cass County and Fargo are asking for volunteers to fill a total of 1 million sandbags.
Dalrymple plans to meet with city and county leaders at 8:30 this morning at Fargo City Hall. The governor has also scheduled a tour of the area with Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker.