Red River expected to rise five feet in Fargo area next week
Rains and mild temperatures melted snow that now trickling into streams and rivers prompted forecasters to issue a flood watch Thursday for the southern end of the Red River Valley and predict the river in Fargo will surge five feet in the next week.
The National Weather Service in Grand Forks predicts that the Red River in Fargo-Moorhead, which was above 16 feet Thursday, to reach 21.8 feet in a week.
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