Rivers Rising

The Red River from about Fargo and southward is beginning to rise as it has been warm enough to get some of the winter snow cover into the streams and tributaries.  There has been little snow on the ground for the past week or more south of Fargo, in turn, those areas have been noticeably warmer than areas with snow cover aiding in getting the water moving.  Temperatures this week should continue to be warm enough to get the southern Red River and the Wild Rice River in North Dakota above flood stage this week.  The northern Red River Valley will take a bit longer to get the flow going, especially to flood stage, but that process will likely begin next week.

Daryl Ritchison