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Spring flooding: F-M area on 'Red' alert, but diversion should keep West Fargo safe

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Here we go again; another wet spring, another flooding Red River of the North.

With a 37- to 39-foot crest forecast by the National Weather Service expected to hit sometime this weekend, the race is on to protect our cities.

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In an eerily similar fashion as last year's record flood, the Fargo-Moorhead area and surrounding communities are preparing for the onslaught of excess water. Dikes are being erected, sandbags are being filled, and sump-pumps are on full blast.

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