Flooding possible this Spring in the upper Midwest...

A large swath of the country is at risk of moderate to major flooding this spring, from northeastern Montana through western Wisconsin, following the Mississippi River south to St. Louis, National Weather Service flood experts are forecasting. The agency released a spring flood outlook for this region.

For the third consecutive year, forecasters predict moderate to major flooding along the Red River of the North, which forms the state line between eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota and includes the Souris River Basin and the Devils Lake and Stump Lake drainages in North Dakota.

If the current forecast holds, the main stem Mississippi River is at risk for moderate to major flooding from its headwaters in St. Paul, Minn., all the way to St. Louis. 

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