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Published August 03, 2011, 06:44 PM

National Weather Service warns of possible spring flood

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Our area dams are releasing record, historic amounts of water for this time of year.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Our area dams are releasing record, historic amounts of water for this time of year. Rivers and creeks that typically would be quietly creeping along, are raging torrents of water, and it is August!! The National Weather Service has e-mailed meteorologists and Fargo city officials outlining what they call "a certain level of concern about the 2012 flood threat". Mark Ewens is a longtime veteran of the weather service who, in a letter, outlined the impact a "wet cycle" and high water levels could have on our region next spring. He says extreme rainfall and record flows on the river raise concerns about a possible 4th consecutive spring flood threat.

Mark Ewens – National Weather Service: “So if we were to have even normal snowfall for the winter then that could set the state for significant flooding for the basin with the wet soils and high river flows.”

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