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3-week period could be crucial for flood crest

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The top 10 biggest floods ever recorded in Fargo-Moorhead have come in a three-week "magic time" window from late March to mid-April when spring comes in a rush to the Red River Valley, National Weather Service records show.

It's a problem typical of rivers that flow north like the Red, experts say.

"When spring arrives here, it arrives more or less all at once," said Donald Schwert, a professor of geology at North Dakota State University.

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