Sponsored By
An organization or individual has paid for the creation of this work but did not approve or review it.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Weather Talk: Flood focus shifts to lakes high from fall rain, snowmelt

As the water in the Red River of the North and all its tributaries continues to recede, the flood focus now begins to shift from the rivers to the lakes.

As the water in the Red River of the North and all its tributaries continues to recede, the flood focus now begins to shift from the rivers to the lakes.

Ice has only just recently gone out on lakes across western Minnesota. Last fall was very rainy, and some of the heaviest rains were across the lakes country in Becker and Otter Tail counties.

The winter snowfalls and late-winter rains that caused river and overland flooding in North Dakota were generally not so heavy in Minnesota. However, there was snow.

That snow has now melted and flowed into lakes already high from the fall rain.

High water can mean a summer of trouble for owners of lake cabins and resorts. A warm, dry summer will greatly help the situation. A cloudy, rainy summer could make things worse.

ADVERTISEMENT

Have a weather question you'd like answered? E-mail weather@wday.com , or write to WDAY Stormtracker, WDAY-TV, Box 2466, Fargo, ND 58108

Related Topics: WEATHERTALK
What To Read Next
The Buffalo Bills safety who suffered a cardiac arrest on Monday Night Football in January is urging people to learn how to save lives the way his was saved.
Josh Sipes was watching an in-flight movie when he became aware the flight crew were asking for help assisting a woman who was experiencing a medical problem.
A Sanford doctor says moderate cold exposure could be the boost people need for their day.
Nonprofit hospitals are required to provide free or discounted care, also known as charity care; yet eligibility and application requirements vary across hospitals. Could you qualify? We found out.