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Forum staff report, Published March 11 2010

FLOOD UPDATE: Flood watch issued for southern Red River

FARGO – The Red River and other rivers in the southern basin could reach minor flood stage by late weekend, the National Weather Service warns.

The weather service issued a flood watch for the Red River at Wahpeton-Breckenridge as well as Fargo-Moorhead; the Buffalo River at Sabin, near Hawley and Dilworth; and the Wild Rice River at Abercrombie.

Recent rains and milder temperatures have started snowmelt to trickle into southern Red River Valley rivers and streams.

A river forecast predicts the Red could reach 21.8 feet in Fargo-Moorhead by next Thursday. As of this afternoon, the Red River was at 16.23 feet.

Minor flood stage for the Red River at Fargo-Moorhead begins at 18 feet. Major flood stage begins at 30 feet.

For more on this story, pick up Friday's edition of The Forum.