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Rivers run a costly race: Timing of crests key to unprecedented flood

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FARGO - Micheal Kemp looks at the flooded rivers converging in northern Cass and Clay counties, creating islands out of farms and small towns, and sees the "mega-flood" that Fargo-Moorhead may someday suffer.

"We're experiencing kind of a mini-microcosm of what could be our future," said Kemp, an emergency management consultant who specializes in floods and lives in the flood-prone area between the Sheyenne River and Cass County 17 north of West Fargo.

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