Hoeven, Berg to review Fargo flood preparation; NWS releases new spring flood outlook

Rick Berg

Rick Berg

John Hoeven

John Hoeven

Sen. John Hoeven and Rep. Rick Berg will meet with several Cass County officials Monday morning to review flood preparation efforts in the Fargo area.

The officials will tour five flood preparation areas – Chrisan Estates, Forest River, Round Hill, Heritage Hills and Oxbow. They’ll also see demonstrations of new flood protections and technologies, including Trap Bag deployment.

The National Weather Service released a new spring flooding outlook Friday that calls for a 50-50 chance of the Red River at Fargo cresting at or above 40.5 feet, which would bring the city close to topping its record river level of 40.84 feet set on March 28, 2009.

Grand Forks has a 50 percent chance of the Red River exceeding 51.9 feet, which would be the city’s second-highest level on record behind the April 22, 1997 crest of 54.35 feet.

The Grand Forks Herald website has all the latest information on the weather service’s new flooding outlook for the Red River Valley, as well as the latest projections for Devils Lake this summer, if you’d like to learn more.

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