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Flood 2009

River Watch

Throughout the flood, the priests and seminarians, as well as others, have invoked the intercession of St. Joseph.

On March 21st, 2009, the Red River of the North in Fargo, North Dakota, reached "flood stage," which is defined by the National Weather Service as a level exceeding 18 feet (source of information: the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Weather Service).


The Red River on March 23; river level: about 25 feet, 7 feet above flood stage


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The Red River on March 25; river level: about 34 feet; temperature dropped, snow fell


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The Red River on March 27; river level: about 40 feet; ice formed along the shore


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The Red River on March 28; river level: 40.7 feet; "high water" mark


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The Red River on March 30; river level: about 39.5 feet; the beginning of a winter storm


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