The National Weather Service says the risk for substantial flooding has
increased in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.
There is above normal snowpack.
Meteorologist Greg Gust says the flood risk in the past two weeks has
increased 15-percent. Gust says that includes the Red River, some tributaries,
and Devils Lake. There's a two to two-point-five-foot rise expected at Devils Lake.
Overland flooding is expected in the northern end of the Devils Lake Basin and
the northern Red River Basin at Neche, Pembina, and Drayton.
Gust says the weather's increasing that flood risk too. The cool, wet
weather pattern will continue into April. Then it'll warm up. That warmup is a
"troublesome prospect" which could mean faster melts and more overland flooding.
Gust says there's heavy snowpack on both sides of the Canadian border.
Gust says significant overland flooding is now expected.
The Park River at Grafton now has a 48-percent risk of major flooding.
The Red River at Grand Forks and Oslo has a risk of major flooding now and
a much larger risk of major flooding on the Red at Pembina and Drayton. Major, overland
flooding expected on the Pembina River at Neche and Pembina.