Red River Goes Below Flood Stage In Fargo

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

It's been a long time dropping.

The National Weather Service says the Red River dropped below flood stage at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in Fargo after 61 days. The weather service says that's a record time for flood stage in the city.

The river rose above its 18-foot flood stage on March 20.

Hydrologist Mike Lukes says it's been a long time but "we made it through to a happy ending."

Fargo residents survived two crests of the river -- the first at a record 40.82 feet, the second at 34 feet.

Other areas in the region also sustained flooding from record precipitation, an early freeze, heavy snow and saturated soil.

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