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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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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) 26.49 ft on 05/14/2022
(2) 16.78 ft on 04/11/2021
(3) 28.19 ft on 04/01/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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