Posted at 10:00 AM on April 10, 2011
by Michael Olson, Paul Tosto and MPR News Staff
Filed under: test flood
"The Mississippi is down from the last crest but it will crest again in a few days before it goes back down and we get our walking paths back and get to use Warner road again." Photo credit: Teresa Boardman/Flickr
The high water in the Red River is forcing some tributaries to back up in rural areas. That's causing widespread overland flooding. Many rural homes are surrounded by water.
High water will plague rural areas of the Red River valley for several weeks as the River crest slowly rolls north to Canada.
There's more from Bob on News Cut.
MPR's Dan Gunderson has the latest from the Fargo-Moorhead area:
Fargo Moorhead officials say they will continue to monitor levees and sandbag dikes for the next couple of weeks as the river slowly falls.
Local officials say they are confident the temporary flood defenses are working well.
North Dakota National Guard troops rescued an 87 year old man north of Fargo Saturday after the sandbag dike around his home failed.