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Fargo-Moorhead gets ready as major flood risk rises

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The city of Fargo is cranking up its flood protection machine as the risk of a major spring flood on the Red River now stands at 50 to 75 percent.

The latest flood forecast, issued Thursday by the National Weather Service, is intended as an alert so officials and residents can be vigilant and take steps if necessary.

A river level of 30 feet is considered a major flood in Fargo-Moorhead, where the river reaches flood stage at 18 feet.

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