Flood Forecast Looks Promising

Red River at Fargo-Moorhead

The first spring flood forecast for the Red River is out and it looks as mild as the winter weather.

The National Weather Service says the flood risk is low due to dry soils, well below-normal snowpack and moisture, and low stream flows.

The forecast calls for a 95 percent chance that the Red River will crest at 15.5 feet in Fargo, where the flood stage is 18 feet.

The climate outlook calls for near-normal temperatures and precipitation into spring.

The next flood outlook is scheduled to be released in one month.

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