Where might flood waters go over first?Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - When the weather warms, rivers begin to rise. But it's hard to know exactly when we'll see flooding in the metro.
By: Kay Cooley, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - When the weather warms, rivers begin to rise. But it's hard to know exactly when we'll see flooding in the metro.
WDAY 6 reporter Kay Cooley gives us a look at what may go underwater and when.
First stop is the First Avenue Bridge between Fargo and Moorhead. It's safe from flood waters until about 36 feet.
Next to flood over is the Convent Bridge at 52nd Avenue South. It's protected to about 38 feet, and once it goes, I-94 and Main Avenue are the only routes left between Fargo and Moorhead.
Crossing over into Moorhead, if levels get to 40 feet, water could be lapping against the base of the Hjemkomst Center.
The top of the dike near Island Park is roughly 43 feet. And if waters from the Red get above that 45 foot mark, it'd come rushing over the top of the VA flood wall.
For a complete list of flood impact locations, go to the national weather service website.