Spring Flood Potential Report Released

Significant spring rain and the pace of the snowmelt will play a factor in potential spring flooding in the Red River Valley.

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks, in its updated flood outlook report, said moderate to major flooding is possible in some parts of the Red River Basin.

In Grand Forks, there is a 95 percent chance that the Red River could reach moderate flooding of 41 feet, a 50 percent chance it could hit 44.4 feet, and a 25 percent chance that the river could reach 46.5 feet, which is considered a major flood there. There is a 5 percent chance Grand Forks could see the Red River rise to 50 feet.

There is a medium risk of major flooding at Halstad and Pembina on the Red River.