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Published March 07, 2013, 05:09 PM

Red River more likely to flood following early March snow

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - An early March snowstorm has increased the likelihood the Red River in Fargo will reach major flood stage this spring.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - An early March snowstorm has increased the likelihood the Red River in Fargo will reach major flood stage this spring.

The National Weather Service says there's now an 88% chance "The Red" hits 30 feet. That's up from 79% in February's flood forecast.

There's now a 5% chance the river makes it to 38.2 feet, up from a previous 37.8 feet.

Greg Gust, National Weather Service: “They actually had about 46-hundredths of liquid with the rain system coming into Moorhead about 30-hundredths coming in the far south end of the basin so those were lower amounts overall but none the less those are above normal for that time period.”

The good news, city officials say Fargo is well protected to 38 feet, without even sandbagging.

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