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River Forecasters Keeping Watch Over the Red River

6 Feb 2017, 2:23 pm

“…With spring’s thaw only weeks away, communities along the Red River are keeping a wary eye on the flood forecast. After a long dry stretch, the region has been soaked with double the usual amount of winter rain, sleet and snow, prompting the National Weather Service to recently issue an early warning about potential spring floods. The Red has flooded in 50 of the past 111 years, although in recent springs, it has stayed largely within its banks, keeping flood-prone communities from breaking out the sandbags. If that changes this spring, Minnesota officials say they’re ready, after years spent shoring up their flood defenses…” This according to the The Star Tribune report.

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2 responses to “River Forecasters Keeping Watch Over the Red River

  1. Upper Red Lake HAS BEEN so LOW! these past years they need to close the damn until it rises to 3′ feet again at shore line Washkish Minn.

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