A wet fall and near to above average snowfall increase the flood risk in the Red River Valley this spring. Red River Watershed Management Board Member Linda Vavra, from the Bois de Sioux watershed district, is paying attention. “Every lake, stream, road ditch and slough is banked full and running over. We have acres of farm fields under water,” says Vavra. “We are worried what will happen in the spring, hoping we will have a very slow melt. We will have some overland flooding.”
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