NWS predicting top 5 flood in its spring 2020 outlook for Red River Valley

Fargo, N.D. (Valley News Live) (Update: 10:30 a.m.) - In a conference call, the National Weather Service of Grand Forks says it's expecting a top five flood in the Red River Valley this upcoming spring.

The call was its spring 2020 outlook for the Red River Valley.

NWS said the Valley City and Fargo-Moorhead area can see major flooding.

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(Original) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says major flood risk is likely for spring 2020 up and down the Red River Valley.

The NOAA says this comes after the wettest fall period on record and lots of snow so far this winter.

The Red River at Fargo has a 50 percent chance of getting to 35.9 feet. The river at Grand Forks has a 50 percent chance of getting to 48.8 feet.

For reference, 30 feet is considered major flood stage in Fargo. At 32 feet, removable flood walls along 2nd St. in Fargo are installed and the 1st Ave. N. bridge across the river is closed.

The full flood report is attached to this story. Stay with Valley News Live as we continue to follow the potential of spring flooding.



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