Fargo-area moisture for 2009 swamps 1897, 1997
FARGO - The ingredients for the record Red River crest at Fargo this spring fell into place long ago.
In the recent past, heavy fall rains saturated the ground and then froze, setting the stage for the historic initial crest of 40.82 feet March 28.
Make that very heavy rains. The barrage of precipitation that led to this year's record flood crest obliterated the levels that produced the 1997 flood and record 1897 flood.
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