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Published March 03, 2011, 10:07 AM

ND Western Two-thirds Still at Risk of Flooding

The National Weather Service says there hasn't been much moisture in the Missouri and James river basins in North Dakota since mid-February but there is still enough snow in the area to lead to flooding during a rapid warming.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The National Weather Service says there hasn't been much moisture in the Missouri and James river basins in North Dakota since mid-February but there is still enough snow in the area to lead to flooding during a rapid warming.

The agency's latest flood outlook shows a flood risk "well above average" for many locations on the James, Knife, Cannonball and Little Missouri rivers, as well as for the Little Muddy, Apple and Beaver creeks.

The weather service says many areas need well-below-normal precipitation and a gradual melt to escape spring flooding.

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