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Record-setting Red River flood five years ago grabbed world's attention

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Five years ago today, the Fargo-Moorhead area held its collective breath.

The Red River gauge in Fargo hovered at 40.84 feet, the highest flood crest ever seen here.


And yet nobody declared victory.

A major snowstorm was predicted, with up to 10 inches of heavy, wet snow on the way.

That and the flood forecasts in the previous week changed almost daily.

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Matthew Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon is editor of The Forum.
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