Lower than normal precipitation and a slow, gradual thaw have led to cautious optimism as the Red River flood forecast was lowered to 46 feet, significantly less than previously forecast. Lower than normal precipitation since mid-January, a good outlook for less […]
The National Weather Service issued a report on March 19, noting that an initial slow thaw has begun in the far southern basin of the Red River Valley. The slow thaw process is expected to continue through late March, though the […]
Flood prediction as of March 12, 2020. Courtesy of National Weather Service. The National Weather Service released their March 12 flood outlook, which puts the 50 percent chance of crest for Greater Grand Forks at 48.4 feet. That’s up a bit […]
The National Weather Service has reduced flood risk projections slightly since January. They cited the lack of large late January or February storms, reduced snowfall, and shallow frost depths. However, the NWS said, it is not a large risk reduction, and the […]
You may have heard about the possibility of spring flooding in the area. This blog was started last year to help keep the University community informed about flood preparations and other logistics. Some background information about flood responses, written last year, […]
The Red River of the North at Grand Forks is now back in its banks, and all flood warnings have been lifted. Bridges and roads have reopened.
The Red River at Grand Forks continues to drop, and barring unforseen moisture, water levels are expected to be below major flood stage on Saturday, April 27.
Guest post by Phil Gerla, Geology & Geological Engineering As we ride out the 48-foot crest of the 2019 Red River flood, the communities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks can relax a little. As described in an earlier post by […]
From the Grand Forks Herald: The Red River at Grand Forks has dropped almost 2 feet since its Friday crest of 46.87 feet, but additional precipitation could result in a secondary crest this weekend. National Weather Service Meteorologist Tom Grafenauer said river […]
Red River levels are slowly dropping as of Monday, April 15. A secondary crest of a little over 45 feet is expected as snowfall from last week’s storm enters the waterways.