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Published June 25, 2013, 04:22 PM

National Weather Service: Fargo region flooding shouldn't affect northern valley

Recent heavy rains have resulted in moderate and mild flood stages in the Fargo region. With the water set to make its way north, the National Weather Service in Grand Forks says the high water level in Fargo should not cause concern.

By: Michael Yoshida, WDAZ

Recent heavy rains have resulted in moderate and mild flood stages in the Fargo region. With the water set to make its way north, the National Weather Service in Grand Forks says the high water level in Fargo should not cause concern.

The increased size of the Red River and less saturated ground in the areas north of Fargo will help keep water levels low. Additionally, the Grand Forks area has seen less rain and there is less water running into the river.

Greg Gust, National Weather Service: "There's no local runoff in the grand forks area, there's no significant flows coming into the red lake river right now so we are not expecting to see the river rise much in Grand Forks."

The National Weather Service also says flash flood concerns would require 2-4 inches of rain in a short time period but we are moving into a period of summer where we see more evaporation of moisture than we get from rainfall.

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