Chance of significant Red River flooding increases

  • Article by: Bill McAuliffe , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 21, 2013 - 8:58 PM

But thanks to years of improvements, the high water may not be as threatening to communities as it has been even in recent years.

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johnbaranickMar. 21, 1311:08 AM

Maybe, just maybe, they should think about not continually rebuilding the town in a flood plain.

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pipdipchipMar. 21, 1311:54 AM

I don't mean to sound insensitive but no one living in the Red River Valley should really be surprised by flooding anymore. Seems like it happens every few years. It might be time to move to higher ground if your house keeps flooding.

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dutchinndMar. 21, 1312:08 PM

Fargo hasn't rebuilt; rather it's torn down millions & millions worth of houses to make space for the river.

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supervon2Mar. 21, 1312:25 PM

I thought the government was out of money for flood forcasting? Or, could somebody do this on their own? How could that be possible? Don't we need 1,000 government employees measuring snow depths, ground termperature and movement of the stars to do this?

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elmi0001Mar. 21, 13 1:06 PM

Maybe it's time to move? Mother nature will beat you every time.

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fatredneckMar. 21, 13 1:10 PM

Looks like this may be the third or fourth time the "100 year flood" has happened in the last 15 years...

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FrankLMar. 21, 13 1:12 PM

pip, ever been to Fargo, there is no higher ground. The pitcher's mound at Target field would be a mountain in Fargo.

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esandeenMar. 21, 13 1:35 PM

"Looks like this may be the third or fourth time the "100 year flood" has happened in the last 15 years..." Yep, but what could it be? It's almost like something is changing, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

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nstars16Mar. 21, 13 2:01 PM

How long before we see the Twin Cities TV reporters up there in their waders, acting like the flooding is "Breaking News"? And how long before they start Begging for people to help make sand bags?

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dutchinndMar. 21, 13 2:14 PM

Highly unlikely that there will be a request for volunteers to fill sandbags from outside of the FM metro. 750K sandbags sit in reserve; only 500K need to be made, most of which can be accomplished by county jail work release. High school kids will get 1-2 days out of school to lay the bags behind the homes under the supervision of the City of Fargo Firefighters & Engineers. Honestly, we've got it covered, and folks from the Cities really don't have to worry their pretty little heads about it.

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