« Continue Browsing

e-mail article Print     e-mail article E-mail

Published March 16 2010

Red gains foot in Fargo overnight; Forest River in Cass calls for help

The Red River again rose about a foot overnight to 27.40 feet at 6:15 a.m., up from 26.42 feet at 10 p.m. The weather service still predicts the river will peak in Fargo on Saturday be-tween 37 feet and 39 feet.

In Wahpeton, the Red is creeping back down from a high mark hit at midnight at 16.49 feet and was sitting at 16.36 feet at 7 a.m.

The Wild Rice River near Abercombie, N.D., went up about 1.5 feet in the night. It was 20.17 feet at 6:15 a.m., up from 18.64 feet at 10 p.m.

Officials at emergency operations centers for Cass and Clay counties, Fargo and Moorhead reported few major issues overnight.

The Forest River area in Cass County, just south of Fargo off 76th Avenue, was calling for volunteers, an official at the Cass County operations center said.

Cass will begin running a volunteer center out of the Urban Plains Center today. Call (701) 297-6000 for more information.

In Moorhead, a big push is needed today to sandbag in the Riverview Circle area, an official at city’s the operations center said.