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Red River of the North at Fargo Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 14.51 ft at 8:30AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.5 ft at 8:45AM Sep 22, 2018Highest Observation: 14.51 ft at 9:00AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.5 ft at 9:15AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.5 ft at 9:30AM Sep 22, 2018Highest Observation: 14.51 ft at 9:45AM Sep 22, 2018Highest Observation: 14.51 ft at 10:00AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.5 ft at 10:15AM Sep 22, 2018Highest Observation: 14.51 ft at 10:30AM Sep 22, 2018Highest Observation: 14.51 ft at 10:45AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.5 ft at 11:00AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.49 ft at 11:15AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.49 ft at 11:30AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.48 ft at 11:45AM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.49 ft at 12:00PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.49 ft at 12:15PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.49 ft at 12:30PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.49 ft at 12:45PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.48 ft at 1:00PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.48 ft at 1:15PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.46 ft at 1:30PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.47 ft at 1:45PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.47 ft at 2:00PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.46 ft at 2:15PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.47 ft at 2:30PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.47 ft at 2:45PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.46 ft at 3:00PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.46 ft at 3:15PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.45 ft at 3:30PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.46 ft at 3:45PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.45 ft at 4:00PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.45 ft at 4:15PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.46 ft at 4:30PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.45 ft at 4:45PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.45 ft at 5:00PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.44 ft at 5:15PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.45 ft at 5:30PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.44 ft at 5:45PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.44 ft at 6:00PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.44 ft at 6:15PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.43 ft at 6:30PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.44 ft at 6:45PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.43 ft at 7:00PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.43 ft at 7:15PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.43 ft at 7:30PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.43 ft at 7:45PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.43 ft at 8:00PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.43 ft at 8:15PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.42 ft at 8:30PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.42 ft at 8:45PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.42 ft at 9:00PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.42 ft at 9:15PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.42 ft at 9:30PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.42 ft at 9:45PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.42 ft at 10:00PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.41 ft at 10:15PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.41 ft at 10:30PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.41 ft at 10:45PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.41 ft at 11:00PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.41 ft at 11:15PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.4 ft at 11:30PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.41 ft at 11:45PM Sep 22, 2018Observed: 14.41 ft at 12:00AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.41 ft at 12:15AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.4 ft at 12:30AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.4 ft at 12:45AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.4 ft at 1:00AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.41 ft at 1:15AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.4 ft at 1:30AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.4 ft at 1:45AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.4 ft at 2:00AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.4 ft at 2:15AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.4 ft at 2:30AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.4 ft at 2:45AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.4 ft at 3:00AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.4 ft at 3:15AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.39 ft at 3:30AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.39 ft at 3:45AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.39 ft at 4:00AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.39 ft at 4:15AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.39 ft at 4:30AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.39 ft at 4:45AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.39 ft at 5:00AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.39 ft at 5:15AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.39 ft at 5:30AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.38 ft at 5:45AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.38 ft at 6:00AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.38 ft at 6:15AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.38 ft at 6:30AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.38 ft at 6:45AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.38 ft at 7:00AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.38 ft at 7:15AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.38 ft at 7:30AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.37 ft at 7:45AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.38 ft at 8:00AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.37 ft at 8:15AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.37 ft at 8:30AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.37 ft at 8:45AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.37 ft at 9:00AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.37 ft at 9:15AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.37 ft at 9:30AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.37 ft at 9:45AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.37 ft at 10:00AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.37 ft at 10:15AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.36 ft at 10:30AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.36 ft at 10:45AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.36 ft at 11:00AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.35 ft at 11:15AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.36 ft at 11:30AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.37 ft at 11:45AM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.36 ft at 12:00PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.36 ft at 12:15PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.36 ft at 12:30PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.35 ft at 12:45PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.36 ft at 1:00PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.35 ft at 1:15PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.35 ft at 1:30PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.37 ft at 1:45PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.36 ft at 2:00PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.35 ft at 2:15PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.35 ft at 2:30PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.37 ft at 2:45PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.37 ft at 3:00PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.36 ft at 3:15PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.36 ft at 3:30PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.36 ft at 3:45PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.36 ft at 4:00PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.34 ft at 4:15PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.34 ft at 4:30PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.34 ft at 4:45PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.35 ft at 5:00PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.32 ft at 5:15PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.35 ft at 5:30PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.36 ft at 5:45PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.36 ft at 6:00PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.33 ft at 6:15PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.33 ft at 6:30PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.32 ft at 6:45PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.33 ft at 7:00PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.32 ft at 7:15PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.32 ft at 7:30PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.31 ft at 7:45PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.32 ft at 8:00PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.31 ft at 8:15PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.3 ft at 8:30PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.31 ft at 8:45PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.31 ft at 9:00PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.3 ft at 9:15PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.31 ft at 9:30PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.3 ft at 9:45PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.3 ft at 10:00PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.3 ft at 10:15PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.3 ft at 10:30PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.3 ft at 10:45PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.29 ft at 11:00PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.29 ft at 11:15PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.29 ft at 11:30PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.3 ft at 11:45PM Sep 23, 2018Observed: 14.29 ft at 12:00AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.29 ft at 12:15AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.29 ft at 12:30AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.29 ft at 12:45AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.28 ft at 1:00AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.28 ft at 1:15AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.28 ft at 1:30AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.29 ft at 1:45AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.28 ft at 2:00AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.28 ft at 2:15AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.27 ft at 2:30AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.27 ft at 2:45AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.28 ft at 3:00AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.27 ft at 3:15AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.27 ft at 3:30AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.27 ft at 3:45AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.27 ft at 4:00AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.27 ft at 4:15AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 4:30AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.27 ft at 4:45AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 5:00AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.27 ft at 5:15AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.27 ft at 5:30AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 5:45AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 6:00AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 6:15AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 6:30AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 6:45AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 7:00AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.27 ft at 7:15AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 7:30AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 7:45AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 8:00AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 8:15AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 8:30AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 8:45AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 9:00AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 9:15AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 9:30AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 9:45AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 10:00AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 10:15AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 10:30AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 10:45AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 11:00AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.24 ft at 11:15AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 11:30AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 11:45AM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.24 ft at 12:00PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.24 ft at 12:15PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.24 ft at 12:30PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 12:45PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 1:00PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 1:15PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 1:30PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.24 ft at 1:45PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 2:00PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 2:15PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 2:30PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 2:45PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 3:00PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 3:15PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 3:30PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 3:45PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 4:00PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 4:15PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 4:30PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 4:45PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 5:00PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.25 ft at 5:15PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.26 ft at 5:30PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.24 ft at 5:45PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.24 ft at 6:00PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.24 ft at 6:15PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.24 ft at 6:30PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.24 ft at 6:45PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.24 ft at 7:00PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.24 ft at 7:15PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.24 ft at 7:30PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.24 ft at 7:45PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.24 ft at 8:00PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.24 ft at 8:15PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.23 ft at 8:30PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.23 ft at 8:45PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.23 ft at 9:00PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.23 ft at 9:15PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.23 ft at 9:30PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.23 ft at 9:45PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.23 ft at 10:00PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.23 ft at 10:15PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.23 ft at 10:30PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.23 ft at 10:45PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.23 ft at 11:00PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 11:15PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.23 ft at 11:30PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.23 ft at 11:45PM Sep 24, 2018Observed: 14.23 ft at 12:00AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 12:15AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 12:30AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.23 ft at 12:45AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 1:00AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 1:15AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 1:30AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 1:45AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 2:00AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 2:15AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 2:30AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 2:45AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 3:00AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 3:15AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 3:30AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 3:45AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.21 ft at 4:00AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 4:15AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 4:30AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 4:45AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 5:00AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.21 ft at 5:15AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 5:30AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.21 ft at 5:45AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.22 ft at 6:00AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.21 ft at 6:15AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.21 ft at 6:30AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.21 ft at 6:45AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.21 ft at 7:00AM Sep 25, 2018Observed: 14.21 ft at 7:15AM Sep 25, 2018USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFGON8(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:19AM Sep 25, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 14.21 ft at 7:15 AM CDT 25-Sep-2018. Flood Stage is 18 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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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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45 Top of VA Medical Center's flood wall (Fargo).
43 Top elevation of 4th St permanent levee (Fargo).
42 Top of emergency clay levee (Fargo; 2013).
40.82 RECORD FLOOD. March 28, 2009 (instantaneous measurement).
40 River is lapping at the base of the Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center (Moorhead). Top of emergency sandbag levee (Fargo; 2013).
37 Convent Bridge at 52nd Ave S is closed (Fargo).
36.29 Clearance height of 1st Ave bridge (Fargo).
36 Sandbagging starts if the river is forecast to rise above 38 ft (Fargo).
35 Actions taken to prevent storm sewers from backing up (Moorhead).
34.4 Northern Pacific Ave (Fargo)/Center Ave (Moorhead) bridge clearance.
33 Design top of dike at El Zagal Golf Course (Fargo; 1979). Begin diking to protect the Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center (Moorhead).
32.5 First Ave N bridge across Red River closed for construction of temporary dikes.
31 First Ave N underpass is closed (Moorhead).
30 MAJOR FLOOD. Flooding at 2nd and 3rd Ave N; 2nd St S closed between Main Ave and 4th St; temporary dike constructed on Oak St dike from 87th Ave N to 11th Ave N (Fargo). Water crosses entrance road to Gooseberry Mound Park (Moorhead).
28 F-M Toll Bridge over Red River closed. Construction begins on the dike to protect sewage treatment plant if forecast is above 34 ft (Fargo).
25 MODERATE FLOOD. City parks and recreation areas along the river begin to flood (Fargo).
24 Second St N closes between 1st and 6th Ave N for construction of temporary dike that protects City Hall if the river is forecast to rise above 31 ft (Fargo).
23 North Broadway bridge floods (Fargo).
22 North Broadway bridge is closed (Fargo).
19 Low-level dam south of Main Ave is underwater (Fargo).
18 MINOR FLOOD. Elm St between 14th and 15th Ave N is closed (Fargo).
17.7 Sanitary sewers affected; pump station at Island Park is started (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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