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Water surrounds the Sertoma Freedom Bridge that connects Gooseberry Park in Moorhead and Lindenwood Park in Fargo as the Red River overflows its banks in mid-October. The National Weather Service has predicted a strong chance of significant flooding in the Red River Valley this spring. (Dave Wallis/The Forum)

Weather service predicts 50 to 75 percent chance of major Red River flooding

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FARGO - The National Weather Service today issued an alert predicting a strong chance of significant flooding in the Red River Valley this spring.

"Based on the amount of rain and snowfall in the Red River Basin over the past few months, we're forecasting a 50 to 75 percent chance of major flooding there this spring," said Scott Dummer, a senior hydrologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's North Central River Forecast Center.

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