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Published March 07, 2013, 03:17 PM

Red River Flood Outlook Released

Above normal snowfall has changed the flood outlook in the Red River Basin and Water Commission officials say some areas could see as much flooding as 2009. The chances of minor to moderate spring flooding has increased in the Grand Forks area.

Above normal snowfall has changed the flood outlook in the Red River Basin and Water Commission officials say some areas could see as much flooding as 2009. The chances of minor to moderate spring flooding has increased in the Grand Forks area.

Snowy and wet conditions are expected throughout the rest of March pushing areas along the Red River into moderate and major flood risks. All of the systems have gone up another five to ten percent on their flood risk. Some of the areas of concern and the possibility of major flood risk include the areas of Fargo-Moorhead, Wahpeton and Pembina.

Meteorologists say there is up to a 60 percent chance of moderate flooding through the Grand Forks, Drayton and Oslo areas. The weather was particularly dry up until January, but several larger snow systems are influencing changes in the predictions. Meterologists say it's all about what happens in the next couple of weeks. That will determine how bad flooding really will be. The next outlook will be released Thursday, May 7th.

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