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Despite dry topsoil, flood threat remains in Red River Valley

Beneath that dry topsoil the ground remains saturated. It would take a dry winter and spring to really reduce next year's flood chances.
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Beneath that dry topsoil the ground remains saturated. It would take a dry winter and spring to really reduce next year's flood chances.

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This year's brown Christmas may have a silver lining for some living along the Minnesota and North Dakota border. The National Weather Service's (NWS) first flood forecast says there's only a small chance of "major" flooding along the Red River next spring. But city officials on both sides of the river say it’s still too early to tell for sure. The NWS will release its next flood forecast at the end of January.

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