New Flood Outlook: Significant snowmelt flooding is likely

The latest flood outlook (3/15) calls for the potential for higher levels on the Red River in Fargo and Grand Forks than projected just a week ago.

The latest outlook says there is a 95% chance the Red in Fargo will get to nearly 34 feet and there is a 90% chance it will get to about 35 feet. And, it shows a 50-50 chance it's reach nearly 38 feet.

Those numbers are two to three feet higher, than the report issued last Thursday.

In Grand Forks, the new outlook suggests a 95% chance the Red will get to nearly 46 feet, a 90% chance it will top 47 and a 50-50-chance the Red will get to about 50 and a half feet.

Fargo-Moorhead and Grand Forks-East Grand Forks have made major strides in flood protection since record floods in each community.

Fargo's record crest was 40.8 feet in 2009.

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