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Fargo Spring Flooding Information

Fargo Flood Plan

The City of Fargo has developed a detailed plan to address flooding. This plan has been refined over the years with exceptional data collection and detailed input by key staff members. The plan includes three primary phases.

Phase I: Road Closures
The plan outlines which roads should be closed as the Red River reaches various levels. Road closures begin when the Red River reaches 18 feet. View additional road closures at

Phase II: Dike Placement
When the Red River at Fargo reaches the flood stage of 30 feet, the city will start emergency protective measures by building earth and sandbag dikes. Approximate levee location map

Phase III: Cleanup and Recovery
After a flood event, the City of Fargo will assist with the removal of temporary protective walls on public property such as clay levees and sandbag walls. Some private property owners may also be eligible for cleanup and restoration assistance.