Fargo mayor says next few weeks key in flood fightFARGO – Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker says precipitation over the next month will determine the extent of the city’s flood threat.
By: Associated Press, Associated Press
FARGO – Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker says precipitation over the next month will determine the extent of the city’s flood threat.
Walaker thinks Fargo will see a Red River crest of between 28 feet and 34 feet.
A river level of 30 feet is considered a major flood in Fargo. It’s 12 feet above flood stage.
But right now, Walaker said, many things “are not evident that were in ‘96-97,” which was the season of the major Red River Valley flood disaster.
The most recent flood outlook from the National Weather Service indicates a 90 percent chance of flooding in the area.
At 32 feet, a temporary dike would be built east of City Hall.
A new flood forecast is due out next Friday.
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