National Weather Service: Red River at low risk for major floodingFargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -There's a good chance we'll get a break from major flooding this spring.
By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY
Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -There's a good chance we'll get a break from major flooding this spring.
The National Weather Service issued its second flood outlook of the season today.
It says the Red River and its tributaries are at low-risk for major flooding, with only a five percent chance the river will reach 35 feet in Fargo.
The weather service says we will have a late thaw, with colder weather lasting into March and early April.
A late thaw can complicate the flood picture.
But Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker says he's encouraged.
Dennis Walaker, mayor of Fargo: "We've had most of the snow that's come, comes at about an inch here in the valley. We've missed a lot of the storms going through the central part of the United States so, no, I'm very optimistic."
The national weather service says there's currently a 95 percent chance the river will stay under 23 feet in the spring.