BISMARCK, North Dakota — The National Weather Service says the risk of spring flooding along major rivers in western North Dakota appears low.
The agency on Thursday issued long-range outlooks for the Missouri, Souris and James River valleys. The outlooks will be periodically updated as spring arrives.
Officials say the risk of flooding in the James and Missouri river basins is normal to below normal for most locations. Exceptions are Apple Creek and the Cannonball River near Breien.
Officials say the risk of minor flooding along the Souris and Des Lacs rivers above Minot is near normal. The risk increases downstream of Minot.
Officials say the snowpack above Souris River dams in Canada is normal for this time of year.