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Published April 22, 2013, 06:47 PM

Major flood predictions as Fargo fight swings into full gear

As the flood fight kicks into high gear in Fargo, the national weather service released its first deterministic flood forecast of the season today.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports, WDAZ

As the flood fight kicks into high gear in Fargo, the national weather service released its first deterministic flood forecast of the season today.

The Red at Fargo-Moorhead is expected to rise to 32 feet by Monday. That's two feet above "major" flood stage. The river is now just under 17 feet. Forecasters are warning people in Cass County to prepare for record flooding from the Sheyenne River and other Red River tributaries. The weather service says the Red River has a 40-percent chance of topping the 2009 record of nearly 41 feet.

With this news, the city of Fargo is now in full flood fight mode. Seven miles of clay levees need to be built around the city. Construction began on those levees Monday and trap bags were set in place.

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