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Red River of the North at Fargo Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 17.94 ft at 9:30AM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.93 ft at 9:45AM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.94 ft at 10:00AM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.93 ft at 10:15AM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.94 ft at 10:30AM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.93 ft at 10:45AM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.94 ft at 11:00AM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.94 ft at 11:15AM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.94 ft at 11:30AM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.94 ft at 11:45AM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.93 ft at 12:00PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.93 ft at 12:15PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.93 ft at 12:30PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.92 ft at 12:45PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.92 ft at 1:00PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.93 ft at 1:15PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.92 ft at 1:30PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.91 ft at 1:45PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.92 ft at 2:00PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.93 ft at 2:15PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.92 ft at 2:30PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.91 ft at 2:45PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.91 ft at 3:00PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.91 ft at 3:15PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.92 ft at 3:30PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.91 ft at 3:45PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.91 ft at 4:00PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.91 ft at 4:15PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.9 ft at 4:30PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.89 ft at 4:45PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.91 ft at 5:00PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.91 ft at 5:15PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.89 ft at 5:30PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.9 ft at 5:45PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.9 ft at 6:00PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.9 ft at 6:15PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.9 ft at 6:30PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.9 ft at 6:45PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.9 ft at 7:00PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.92 ft at 7:15PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.9 ft at 7:30PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.89 ft at 7:45PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.89 ft at 8:00PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.91 ft at 8:15PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.89 ft at 8:30PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.9 ft at 8:45PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.89 ft at 9:00PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.89 ft at 9:15PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.89 ft at 9:30PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.89 ft at 9:45PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.88 ft at 10:00PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.89 ft at 10:15PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.88 ft at 10:30PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.88 ft at 10:45PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.88 ft at 11:00PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.89 ft at 11:15PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.89 ft at 11:30PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.88 ft at 11:45PM May 16, 2019Observed: 17.88 ft at 12:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.88 ft at 12:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.88 ft at 12:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.88 ft at 12:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.87 ft at 1:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 1:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.87 ft at 1:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.87 ft at 1:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.87 ft at 2:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 2:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 2:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 2:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 3:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 3:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 3:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 3:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 4:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 4:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 4:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 4:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 5:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 5:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 5:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 5:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 6:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 6:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 6:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 6:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 7:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 7:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 7:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 7:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 8:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.83 ft at 8:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.83 ft at 8:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.83 ft at 8:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.83 ft at 9:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.82 ft at 9:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.82 ft at 9:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.82 ft at 9:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.82 ft at 10:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.82 ft at 10:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.81 ft at 10:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.83 ft at 10:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.82 ft at 11:00AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.82 ft at 11:15AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.82 ft at 11:30AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.81 ft at 11:45AM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.82 ft at 12:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.81 ft at 12:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.81 ft at 12:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.81 ft at 12:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.81 ft at 1:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.81 ft at 1:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.8 ft at 1:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.81 ft at 1:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.8 ft at 2:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.82 ft at 2:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.8 ft at 2:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.8 ft at 2:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.8 ft at 3:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.78 ft at 3:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.79 ft at 3:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.79 ft at 3:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.8 ft at 4:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.81 ft at 4:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.8 ft at 4:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.81 ft at 4:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.8 ft at 5:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.79 ft at 5:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.79 ft at 5:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.79 ft at 5:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.78 ft at 6:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.79 ft at 6:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.78 ft at 6:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.78 ft at 6:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.79 ft at 7:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 7:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.78 ft at 7:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.78 ft at 7:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.78 ft at 8:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 8:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.78 ft at 8:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.78 ft at 8:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.76 ft at 9:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.78 ft at 9:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 9:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 9:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 10:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 10:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 10:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 10:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 11:00PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 11:15PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 11:30PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.76 ft at 11:45PM May 17, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 12:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 12:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 12:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.76 ft at 12:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.76 ft at 1:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 1:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 1:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.76 ft at 1:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.76 ft at 2:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 2:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 2:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 2:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 3:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 3:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 3:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 3:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 4:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 4:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.79 ft at 4:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.82 ft at 4:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.83 ft at 5:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 5:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.9 ft at 5:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.91 ft at 5:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.92 ft at 6:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.93 ft at 6:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.93 ft at 6:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.94 ft at 6:45AM May 18, 2019Highest Observation: 17.96 ft at 7:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.95 ft at 7:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.94 ft at 7:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.94 ft at 7:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.95 ft at 8:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.94 ft at 8:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.95 ft at 8:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.95 ft at 8:45AM May 18, 2019Highest Observation: 17.96 ft at 9:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.95 ft at 9:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.94 ft at 9:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.95 ft at 9:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.95 ft at 10:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.92 ft at 10:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.93 ft at 10:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.92 ft at 10:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.93 ft at 11:00AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.91 ft at 11:15AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.93 ft at 11:30AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.9 ft at 11:45AM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.91 ft at 12:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.91 ft at 12:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.89 ft at 12:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.89 ft at 12:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.9 ft at 1:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.88 ft at 1:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.9 ft at 1:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.88 ft at 1:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.89 ft at 2:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.88 ft at 2:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.87 ft at 2:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.87 ft at 2:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.88 ft at 3:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.89 ft at 3:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.87 ft at 3:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 3:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.87 ft at 4:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.87 ft at 4:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 4:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.87 ft at 4:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.87 ft at 5:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 5:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 5:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 5:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 6:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 6:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 6:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 6:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.87 ft at 7:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 7:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 7:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 7:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 8:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 8:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 8:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 8:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 9:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 9:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 9:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 9:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.87 ft at 10:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 10:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.88 ft at 10:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.88 ft at 10:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.88 ft at 11:00PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.87 ft at 11:15PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.87 ft at 11:30PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.87 ft at 11:45PM May 18, 2019Observed: 17.87 ft at 12:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 12:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 12:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 12:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 1:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 1:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 1:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 1:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 2:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 2:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 2:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.86 ft at 2:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 3:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 3:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 3:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 3:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 4:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 4:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 4:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 4:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.83 ft at 5:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 5:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.82 ft at 5:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 5:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 6:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 6:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 6:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.83 ft at 6:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 7:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 7:15AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 7:30AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 7:45AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.83 ft at 8:00AM May 19, 2019Observed: 17.84 ft at 8:15AM May 19, 2019Forecast: 17.8 ft 1:00PM May 19, 2019Forecast: 17.9 ft 7:00PM May 19, 2019Forecast: 17.9 ft 1:00AM May 20, 2019Forecast: 17.9 ft 7:00AM May 20, 2019Forecast: 17.9 ft 1:00PM May 20, 2019Forecast: 18 ft 7:00PM May 20, 2019Forecast: 18 ft 1:00AM May 21, 2019Forecast: 18.1 ft 7:00AM May 21, 2019Forecast: 18.2 ft 1:00PM May 21, 2019Forecast: 18.2 ft 7:00PM May 21, 2019Forecast: 18.3 ft 1:00AM May 22, 2019Forecast: 18.3 ft 7:00AM May 22, 2019Forecast: 18.3 ft 1:00PM May 22, 2019Forecast: 18.4 ft 7:00PM May 22, 2019Forecast: 18.4 ft 1:00AM May 23, 2019Forecast: 18.4 ft 7:00AM May 23, 2019Highest Forecast: 18.5 ft 1:00PM May 23, 2019Highest Forecast: 18.5 ft 7:00PM May 23, 2019Highest Forecast: 18.5 ft 1:00AM May 24, 2019Forecast: 18.4 ft 7:00AM May 24, 2019Forecast: 18.4 ft 1:00PM May 24, 2019Forecast: 18.3 ft 7:00PM May 24, 2019Forecast: 18.2 ft 1:00AM May 25, 2019Forecast: 18.1 ft 7:00AM May 25, 2019Forecast: 18 ft 1:00PM May 25, 2019Forecast: 17.9 ft 7:00PM May 25, 2019Forecast: 17.8 ft 1:00AM May 26, 2019Forecast: 17.7 ft 7:00AM May 26, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFGON8(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:18AM May 19, 2019)ObservedForecast (issued 7:31AM May 19)Latest observed value: 17.84 ft at 8:15 AM CDT 19-May-2019. Flood Stage is 18 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Red River of the North at Fargo are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 30
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 40.84 ft on 03/28/2009
(2) 39.72 ft on 04/18/1997
(3) 39.10 ft on 04/07/1897
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.26 ft on 02/24/2017
(2) 17.12 ft on 07/14/2016
(3) 19.20 ft on 06/01/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 01/01/1932
(2) 0.00 ft on 09/30/1970
(3) 0.00 ft on 10/10/1976
(4) 0.00 ft on 10/01/1970
(5) 5.30 ft on 12/02/1910

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40.82 RECORD FLOOD. March 28, 2009 (instantaneous measurement).
40 25th Street S bridge over Rose Coulee closes (Fargo).
39 36th Street S bridge and 40th Avenue S bridge over Drain 27 close (Fargo).
38.5 11th Street N is closed near 28th Avenue N (Moorhead).
38 28th Avenue North is closed at Ditch #41 (Moorhead).
37.5 Oakport Street N is closed near 50th Avenue N (Moorhead).
37 Convent Bridge at 52nd Ave S is closed (Fargo).
36 Sandbagging starts if the river is forecast to rise above 38 ft (Fargo).
34 Northern Pacific Ave (Fargo)/Center Ave (Moorhead) bridge clearance.
33 Wall Street Avenue N is closed (Moorhead).
32 Removable floodwalls installed along 2nd Street (Fargo). 1st Avenue N bridge across Red River closed.
31 1st Avenue N underpass is closed (Moorhead).
30 MAJOR FLOOD.
28 Rivershore Drive underpass at I-94 is closed (Moorhead). 12th Avenue N/15th Avenue N bridge over Red River is closed (Fargo/Moorhead).
25 MODERATE FLOOD. City parks and recreation areas along the river begin to flood (Fargo). All storm sewer lift stations are in operation (Fargo).
23 North Broadway bridge floods (Fargo/Moorhead).
22 North Broadway bridge is closed (Fargo/Moorhead).
21 3rd Street underpass is closed (Moorhead).
19 Low-level dam south of Main Ave is closed (Fargo).
18 MINOR FLOOD. Elm St between 14th and 15th Ave N is closed (Fargo). Storm sewer pump stations are beginning to operate (Fargo).
17 ACTION STAGE/FORECAST SERVICE STAGE. Water rises to the edge of the bike path at El Zagal bowl along Elm St N between 14th and 15th Ave (Fargo).
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Latitude: 46.861111° N, Longitude: 96.783333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 18 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 862.88 ft 880.88 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 861.80 ft 879.80 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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