The Red River in Fargo is beginning to recede. The river peaked early Wednesday at an unofficial mark of 33.32 feet, which is more than 15 feet above flood stage.
The Red River appears to have crested in Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn. National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Gust says it appears a preliminary crest of 33.27 feet was reached early Wednesday.
Republican Sen. John Hoeven from North Dakota and Democratic Sen. Amy Kloubuchar from Minnesota are headlining a public meeting on flooding in the Fargo area.
The Red River appeared close to reaching its peak in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., after the National Weather Service dropped its crest forecast for the third straight day.
The dash for trash is back on track in North Dakota’s largest city.
A Red River flood that a week ago was predicted to challenge the record is now unlikely to reach the 100,000-plus sandbags and the miles of clay levees built for defense, Fargo officials said Monday.
The National Weather Service on Monday lowered the expected crest forecast in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., to 35.5 feet on Wednesday morning, down from the 37-foot prediction that was issued Sunday.
While we enjoyed a warm, dry day the fight against rising waters is on.
It seems some of the people of Fargo are unglazed by impending flood waters. Firefighter Benjamin Willey is one of them. “Don’t know of you ever get used to them. Come to expect them I guess,” Willey said.
A team from the city of Fargo is trying to help homeowner Dave Hinkley protect the land he loves.
The National Weather Service says the Red River appears to have crested about 50 miles upstream of Fargo, and it isn’t a top 10 flood.
Hundreds of high school students will be getting out of school Friday to help place about 100,000 sandbags around the city to protect a couple of hundred homes against Red River flooding.
On a weekend when many homeowners in Fargo, N.D., will be monitoring floodgates, residents in neighboring Moorhead will be checking out Bill Gates.
Volunteers have filled more than 1.6 million sandbags this month in hopes of protecting homes and businesses from a rising Red River in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn.
Fargo officials said they are scaling back flood protection efforts after the National Weather Service on Wednesday lowered the crest prediction on the Red River, but promised that decisions won’t be based on saving money.