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