Flood conditions are top of mind as more snow melt is expected in the Red River Valley this week. Grand Forks-based National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Greg Gust says the Red River may have hit its highest crest in the Grand Forks area, but water levels will remain high in the short-term. “It’s a top 10 flood,” says Gust. “It’s a pretty big issue. Up until now, all of the flow had been coming off the tributaries, tucked up against the Red River. With the snow, there will be additional runoff into the tributaries. It should be well behind any of the existing crests.” It’s wet in the southern part of the basin. “Again, there will be additional rises on rivers, but lesser than the initial flooding that’s been going on.” North of Grand Forks, water rises are expected all the way into Canada.
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