FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ Residents in Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn., have been closely tracking reports by the National Weather Service since battling three straight years of major flooding that began with a record crest in 2009.
The service has bumped up the expected spring flood levels of the Red River, but Fargo deputy mayor Tim Mahoney says North Dakota's largest city is mostly prepared.
Flood stage in Fargo is 18 feet. Only a few bike paths and roads are shut down from that point up to 30 feet. The newest outlook shows a 50 percent chance the river will peak at 33.8 feet.
Mahoney says that the city right now is in ``good position,'' but officials might get concerned if the estimates increase. The forecast calls for slightly above-normal precipitation in coming weeks.