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Published April 17, 2013, 10:00 PM

Fargo flood - where will the water go?

When the weather does warm up, the Red River will rise. While it's hard to know when flooding will begin in the valley we do know that it will hit Fargo first.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAZ

When the weather does warm up, the Red River will rise. While it's hard to know when flooding will begin in the valley we do know that it will hit Fargo first.

First stop is the First Avenue bridge between Fargo and Moorhead. It's safe from flood waters until about 36 feet. Next to flood over is the Convent bridge at 52nd Avenue South. It's protected to about 38 feet and once it goes, I-94 and Main Avenue are the only routes left between Fargo and Moorhead. Crossing over into Moorhead, if levels get to 40 feet water could be lapping against the base of the Hjemkomst Center. The top of the dike near Island Park is roughly 43 feet.. And if waters from the Red get above that 45 foot mark, it'd come rushing over the top of the VA flood wall.

Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker says he's guilty of hoping the river won't crest as high as the predictions but says the city needs to take this very seriously.

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