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Official 2013 Red River Flood Page

What's the waiting period for flood insurance again? It's been a whole two years so I forget.

I think we went in too dry last fall to worry too much... but a freak chinook wind or big rain like out west two years ago and we're right back up to our navels again.

FARGO – Recent snowfall has significantly increased the chances of major flooding on the Red River here, from 6 percent last month to 79 percent in the latest flood outlook released today by the National Weather Service.

Major flood stage in Fargo is 30 feet. There’s a 50 percent chance the river will reach 33.2 feet, a 25 percent chance it will hit 35.1 feet and a 5 percent chance of 37.8 feet, the outlook states.

Fargo’s record flood crest is 40.84 feet on March 28, 2009.

The river has a greater than 95 percent chance of reaching moderate flood stage of 25 feet in Fargo, the outlook states.

The Red River at Wahpeton has a 64 percent chance of major flooding. The next greatest chance for major flooding along the Red is in Pembina, at 40 percent.

Late January and February snowstorms and blizzards added significant amounts of snow and snow-water to the snowpack across eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota, especially in the southern Red River Basin, the weather service said.

Snow depths measure up to 2 feet in the headwaters region of the basin from extreme southeastern North Dakota into Minnesota lakes country; 6 to 10 inches across east-central North Dakota and the west-central Minnesota part of the basin; and 10 to 20 inches in the rest of the basin, the outlook states.

The deeper snowpack contains upwards of 5 inches of water, while the shallower snowpack contains 1 to 2 inches and the rest of the basin holds about 2 to 4 inches.

The weather service says there is some uncertainty in the flood risks because of wide variations in snowpack and snow-water measurements taken from the ground and air. Partner agencies and volunteer networks “will be out in full force” from late this month through early March to fill in existing data gaps, the outlook states.

Weather service officials will discuss the outlook during a 10:30 a.m. press conference.

The next outlook will be issued March 7.

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I bet jigem up, whopperking, gillgetter, and captain ahab are licking there chops haha

 

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 Three Colorado lows have all taken paths south and east of most of ND. All it would take is a rather big one two follow same path but tweak its path a bit north. I think a fairly active pattern exists for feb and march. couple it with a big rain and could be somewhat interesting. 


 

 

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 Guy then you could fish from your deck instead of walking down to the river

cant drink all day unless you start in the morning.
Im only one man
GET SOME!!!!!

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 Guy then you could fish from your deck instead of walking down to the river

Been there, done that. I've seen catfish tailing like carp (and caught some) when it floods mid-summer and the nightcrawlers are drowning. It's quite a sight to see gray tails waggling above the water like carp.

But I prefer walking down to the bank and fishing traditionally!

Early spring floods just plain suck - even for fishing. Modest runoff is great - big muddy floods suck.

 

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I bet jigem up, whopperking, gillgetter, and captain ahab are licking there chops haha
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Wags86 Said:
I bet jigem up, whopperking, gillgetter, and captain ahab are licking there chops haha

You should be too.  You will have to head North again young man.

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."

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All by:  Benjamin Franklin.

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 30 day waiting period to when FEMA declares the flood officially started... Doesn't matter if you home was dry until 45 days after you bought insurance...been there, got screwed by that...

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I wouldn't worry.  There's three colleges that will help sandbag while the owners of the river front property watch you while drinking their coffee. 


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 30 day waiting period to when FEMA declares the flood officially started... Doesn't matter if you home was dry until 45 days after you bought insurance...been there, got screwed by that...

Oh yeah, that's right!

 

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im surprised fargo hasnt started sandbagging allready. OH yea they did that the last non flood.

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I still have sandbagitis.

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I wouldn't worry.  There's three colleges that will help sandbag while the owners of the river front property watch you while drinking their coffee. 

and some even complain about their lawn getting trampled...  If i am ever present and hear a homeowner complaining about the sandbaggers in their backyard I will throw a sandbag through a window.

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DirtyMike Said:
I wouldn't worry.  There's three colleges that will help sandbag while the owners of the river front property watch you while drinking their coffee. 

and some even complain about their lawn getting trampled...  If i am ever present and hear a homeowner complaining about the sandbaggers in their backyard I will throw a sandbag through a window.

also met some really awesome people while piling the bags. Me and my buddies helped some random guy bag his yard. Just walked up and started throwing. He fed us and gave us beer and offered money but we declined the latter.

 

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not that i ever want to do it again

 

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LOL!!!!!
 

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DirtyMike Said:
I wouldn't worry.  There's three colleges that will help sandbag while the owners of the river front property watch you while drinking their coffee. 

and some even complain about their lawn getting trampled...  If i am ever present and hear a homeowner complaining about the sandbaggers in their backyard I will throw a sandbag through a window.

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Wags86 Said:

Enslow Said:

DirtyMike Said:
I wouldn't worry.  There's three colleges that will help sandbag while the owners of the river front property watch you while drinking their coffee. 

and some even complain about their lawn getting trampled...  If i am ever present and hear a homeowner complaining about the sandbaggers in their backyard I will throw a sandbag through a window.

also met some really awesome people while piling the bags. Me and my buddies helped some random guy bag his yard. Just walked up and started throwing. He fed us and gave us beer and offered money but we declined the latter.

Yes the vast majority are very thankful.  That sandbagging is hard work.

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Fargo needed this news BIG TIME.  Expect every report of "possible" flooding to get hyped beyond belief.

Support for a diversion plan is impossible to maintain unless you actually have flooding issues.   I'm sure there was dancing in the Halls when this news came out.

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Lived in Fargo during the '97 flood, still playing with sandbags over there,
16 years later?

A lady sat on her deck drinking her coffee with a video camera, documenting all the volunters saving her house. It was awesome

Neat

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I bet jigem up, whopperking, gillgetter, and captain ahab are licking there chops haha

After last years nonexistent flood conditions and how good the spring fishing was, not sure I want it to flood. Nah, who am I kidding. High water fishing is a blast.  Ahab, Whopperking, you guys ready?

"Catch em cut em up and eat em" Quote from a 3yr old fisherman.

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 Those of you that have experience with flood insurance...Is it true you cannot claim damage unless the water is a foot or higher on the main level?  

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Wags86 Said:
I bet jigem up, whopperking, gillgetter, and captain ahab are licking there chops haha

After last years nonexistent flood conditions and how good the spring fishing was, not sure I want it to flood. Nah, who am I kidding. High water fishing is a blast.  Ahab, Whopperking, you guys ready?

Gillgetter- I cant believe you guys left me out on this. Am I not cool enough to be group?

 

 
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I know that sdwxman will slam me on this one --- but this armchair hydrologist says no major flooding.   My definition of major flooding -- is no bags no machinery required. 

Factors ---

1. Ground is very very dry --- i dont think one can comprehend how dry
2. The 14day outlook -- shows melting and dry
3. This cold suck out alot of moisture from the top of the snow. 
4 . I am more worried about the record low flow and no water for the city that has grown

PS -- i pray and pray that MT gets hammered on -- so it fills the big lakes.  Not so sure that is going to happen either.  

Shorts Armchair report for the week.

Stay thirsty my friends

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Farnorth Said:
Fargo needed this news BIG TIME.  Expect every report of "possible" flooding to get hyped beyond belief.

Support for a diversion plan is impossible to maintain unless you actually have flooding issues.   I'm sure there was dancing in the Halls when this news came out.

Right on ---- nobody will be in the hall when all the money is spent and then we run out of water.  

So who wants to take the bet on how long the ramp will be usable this year (unless if they dredge the channel) at pelican?

Stay thirsty my friends

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 Pelican ramp not useable without dredging by Labor day

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Wags86 Said:
I bet jigem up, whopperking, gillgetter, and captain ahab are licking there chops haha

After last years nonexistent flood conditions and how good the spring fishing was, not sure I want it to flood. Nah, who am I kidding. High water fishing is a blast.  Ahab, Whopperking, you guys ready?

I'll be ready as soon as that rods done

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Farnorth Said:
Fargo needed this news BIG TIME.  Expect every report of "possible" flooding to get hyped beyond belief.

Support for a diversion plan is impossible to maintain unless you actually have flooding issues.   I'm sure there was dancing in the Halls when this news came out.

Exactly!

Wonder how much money has already been wasted on Denny's Ditch!

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whopperking Said:

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I bet jigem up, whopperking, gillgetter, and captain ahab are licking there chops haha

After last years nonexistent flood conditions and how good the spring fishing was, not sure I want it to flood. Nah, who am I kidding. High water fishing is a blast.  Ahab, Whopperking, you guys ready?

I'll be ready as soon as that rods done

what ya getting? jiggin stick? or the "AHAD" special? haha just ribbin ya gill

 

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SHORTHAIRSRUS Said:
I know that sdwxman will slam me on this one --- but this armchair hydrologist says no major flooding.   My definition of major flooding -- is no bags no machinery required. 

Factors ---

1. Ground is very very dry --- i dont think one can comprehend how dry
2. The 14day outlook -- shows melting and dry
3. This cold suck out alot of moisture from the top of the snow. 
4 . I am more worried about the record low flow and no water for the city that has grown

PS -- i pray and pray that MT gets hammered on -- so it fills the big lakes.  Not so sure that is going to happen either.  

Shorts Armchair report for the week.

No slamming from me Shorts. I agree with you. Things could change however with a couple more big storms. I don't see anything on the horizon however.

And when we going fishing? Maybe meeting up this spring with Simms and fish the river in the Bismarck area? 

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I cant do anything until my busy time is over --- but yes if the bite goes late  i am game :)

Stay thirsty my friends

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Horsager Said:
 Pelican ramp not useable without dredging by Labor day

Best news a guy could have.

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