Red River inches toward 2nd spring crest in Fargo

More than 0.7 inch of moisture that fell earlier this week are causing the Red River to rise toward a second spring crest that's estimated to hit 23 feet.

Pedestrians look over the flow of the Red River at the Midtown dam in downtown Fargo on Monday, March 21, 2022.
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FARGO — The Red River, swollen from rain and snow that fell earlier this week, is heading back up to a predicted second spring crest of 23 feet.

The Red River was 18.32 feet as of the afternoon of Friday, April 8, just nudging into minor flood stage, which begins at 18 feet. Moderate flood stage begins at 25 feet, and major flood stage at 30 feet.

The National Weather Service predicts that the Red will crest at 23 feet on Wednesday, April 13, although a severe winter storm early next week could change that.

After the spring melt, the Red crested in March just under 23.5 feet.

Red crest chart April 2022.JPG
National Weather Service Red River flood crest prediction for Fargo-Moorhead.
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