A view from the sky shows much of the river is still in the banks(WDAY TV) -- If you take a drive around town or even in the countryside it may seem as though this seasons flooding is minimal.
By: Katie Lange, WDAY
(WDAY TV) -- If you take a drive around town or even in the countryside it may seem as though this seasons flooding is minimal.
Turns out, the view isn't much different from high in the sky. An aerial tour from Wahpeton to Fargo shows much of the Red River is still in its banks.
It was last Monday when we showed you this birds eye view of the Red River and the communities it would impact. Snow still covered most of the fields and the river was just beginning to flow.
Fast forward, this is what the river looks like one week later. Pilot Steve Nelson has flown over many floods, and says this isn't too impressive.
Steve Nelson, Pilot: "Just really a very benign event, almost a non-event."
Just 50 miles upstream in Wahpeton the Red crested Saturday at 14.39 feet.
With all of the water pushing north, it was bound to cause minor flooding, like this near Wolverton.
As you make the trek north, the only bridge you'll see underwater is near Hickson.
Nelson: "My expectation was as much snow as we had on the ground and as late in the year as it was, I thought it was going to melt in a hurry and flood everyone out. It seems as though the ground has thawed out more than expected - so water had someplace else to go."
In South Fargo the homes many people worried would flood, are high and dry. In fact, in the Chrisan neighborhood pallets of sandbags sit untouched.
Moving north, the 2nd street dyke is now complete. The Oakgrove neighborhood is fairly dry, except for the high school football field, entirely underwater.