Red River

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…

Fargo Mayor Mahoney Says His Level of Concern About A Major Flood Has Dropped

Mahoney says the melt has been near-perfect

FARGO, N.D. — The risk of significant flooding in Fargo-Moorhead has all but disappeared. Mayor Tim Mahoney says the melt has been near-perfect and his level of concern has dropped. He say’s Fargo will probably hit a lower crest of 34 to 35 feet around April 1. Mahoney says although it will be a major flood over 30 feet, he…

Gooseberry & Memorial Park Bridges to be Raised in Preparation for Rising River Levels

The Red River is currently at 17.14 feet.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–In preparation for rising river levels, the City of Moorhead will be raising the Gooseberry to Lindenwood Park bridge and the Memorial to Oak Grove Park bridge on Wednesday. Additionally, Moorhead has created four Flood Zones for neighborhoods near the river. Each zone has a Zone Leader who will be the primary point of contact for property owners who…

Moorhead prepares for flood season

The National Weather Service Forecast indicates there is a 50% chance of about a 35 foot flood

MOORHEAD, Minn — Flood season in Fargo-Moorhead is about to begin. The Red River is at 15.98 feet, but that number is expected to rise to a major flood staging. “The weather service forecast indicates a 50% chance of about a 35 foot flood, 5-10% chance of 38-39 feet,” said Moorhead city engineer Bob Zimmerman. To give a better idea…

RRWMB Meets To Discuss Projects That Would Reduce Flooding

The conference had over 20 speakers discuss flooding and potential projects.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Jason Braaten is a farmer from Roseau, Minnesota who decided to join the Red River Watershed Management Board three years ago to help other farmers in the community. “We kind of look at all the neighbors and say, well how can we benefit the neighbors by looking at my farm and say, let’s look at the big picture…

Body Found Near Red River Last Thursday Identified

Results of an autopsy have not been released

FARGO, N.D. — Police in Fargo release the identity of a man found dead last Thursday along the Red River. He is 44-year-old John Ross. Police say he had no permanent address. Ross’ body was found on the banks of the river Thursday afternoon in the 3100 block of South University Drive. Results of an autopsy have not been released….

Fargo Police Investigating Body Found near River

The man's name will not be released until next of kin is contacted.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo Police Department is currently investigating the body of a man found near the river on Thursday. Officers were dispatched to 3102 South University at approximately 2:45 p.m. They say the death does not appear suspicious and it is too early to tell if the cold contributed to…

Weather Service: Risk of Red River Flooding Down Slightly

There's a 5 percent chance the river could top 39 feet.

FARGO, N.D.–The risk of spring flooding in the Red River Valley has been reduced slightly because of limited precipitation in the last few weeks, although National Weather Service forecasters say there’s still a lot of moisture in the system. The latest outlook released Thursday shows a 50 percent chance that the Red River in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, area…

Canadian Officials Visiting Fargo to Assess Flooding Risks

The Red River helps assess potential flooding in Manitoba.

FARGO, N.D.–Canadian officials are scheduled to visit Fargo and West Fargo on Tuesday to assess potential flood risks. North Dakota Representative Kim Koppelman coordinated the visit with Minister Ron Schuler, the Manitoba Minister of Infrastructure and member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly. Due to the Red River flowing northward into Winnipeg, Manitoba and ultimately into Hudson Bay, Canadian officials closely…

Fargo to Begin Filling Sandbags in Case of Red River Flood

The city plans to fill 250,000 sandbags in order to protect up to 41 feet.

FARGO, N.D. –A city building dubbed Sandbag Central will soon be open for business as Fargo leaders prepare for spring flooding along the Red River. City Administrator Bruce Grubb told city commissioners Monday of plans to fill 250,000 sandbags in order to protect the city to 41 feet, which would be 23 feet over flood stage. The latest outlook from…