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Five Years Ago: Red River at F-M Hits Record Crest - Valley News Live - KVLY/KXJB - Fargo/Grand Forks

Five Years Ago: Red River at F-M Hits Record Crest

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It may be hard to believe with our river levels now, but around this time five years ago, many of you were likely tossing sandbags and building dikes in an effort to save homes along the Red River.

It is the five-year anniversary Fargo's record crest of 40.84 feet set back on March 28, 2009. 

Since then, the community has been doing what it can to prevent another disaster, including home buyouts, flood mitigation projects, and a proposed diversion. 

This year, much of the snow in the Fargo-Moorhead area has already melted but frost levels remain extremely deep. Significant precipitation before the ground thaws could cause overland flooding in some areas, but the flood risk remains low.

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