The National Weather Service's latest flood outlook has an increased
risk for flooding.
Meteorologist Greg Gust told the Red River Basin Commission in Grand
Forks Thursday, the risk factors have all increased up to ten-percent. The south
basin has major flooding expected. The risk factors have increased in the north
Red River Valley too. The most snow fell in the northern Red River Basin and it
was wet snow too.
Gust says the snow in the northern Red River Valley contain one-half to
one inch of water. The Park River and Pembina River might now bring more water
into the Red River. Gust says there's more snow in southern Manitoba that'll move
into North Dakota on the Pembina River. Moderate flows are expected on the
Pembina River but moderate to major flows are expected on the mainstem Red
River. So major flooding is expected on the Red River at Pembina.
Gust says there's a more than 50-percent risk of major flooding on the
Red River at Pembina. There's a high risk of moderate flooding on the Forest
River at Minto, the Pembina River at Neche, and on the Red River at Grand Forks,
Oslo, and Drayton.
There's a high risk of minor flooding on Two Rivers at Hallock, the Park
River at Grafton, and the Pembina River at Walhalla.