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Latest flood forecast prompts Fargo-area scramble for resources, volunteers

Published 03/20/2009, The Forum

The National Weather Service issued a preliminary flood forecast Thursday predicting a Red River crest of 37 to 40 feet between March 28 and April 1. “It’s important to understand, this number will change,” said Mark Ewens, data manager at the weather service office in Grand Forks. A 40-foot crest would be about a half-foot higher than the 1997 flood crest of 39.57 feet.

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