red river basin

Red River Crest Forecast Shows Flood Threat Is Diminishing for Fargo-Moorhead

A near-perfect snow melt has lessened the threat of serious flooding

FARGO, N.D. — National Weather Service in Grand Forks issues a flood crest forecast for the Red River at Fargo-Moorhead of between 30 and 32 feet sometime late next week. Thirty feet is considered major flood stage, but the metro is well prepared to handle that much water without having to take much action. The lack of snow or rain…

Near Perfect Thaw And Melt Cycle Helps To Reduce Flood Threat

Peak river levels will still be contingent upon future precipitation

GRAND FORKS, ND —┬áThere is some good news in the latest Spring Thaw update from the National Weather Service. Near perfect thaw/melt conditions thus far this spring have potentially allowed for a reduced flood threat. A slow and gentle melt continues across the Red River basin due to favorable temperatures and dry weather conditions. Peak river levels will still be…

National Weather Service Releases It’s Spring Flood Outlook

NWS says the risk for significant snowmelt flooding has further increased, running well above long term historical averages across the Red River and Devils Lake Basin.

GRAND FORKS, ND — Taking into account this weekends forecast for snow in our area, the National Weather Service has released it’s 2019 Spring Flood Outlook. NWS says the risk for significant snowmelt flooding has further increased, running well above long term historical averages across the Red River and Devils Lake Basin. They also says March snow and the indication…