The city of Fargo, North Dakota is no longer expecting major flooding this spring. In fact, their snowpack is now mostly gone.

John Wheeler is Chief Meteorologist with WDAY. He says the entire melt lasted only about 10 days, with most of the snow disappearing rapidly last weekend. Wheeler says for the most part ditches are now mostly free flowing, though there are some still frozen culverts in the Red River Valley.

According to Wheeler, there is some flooding happening along gravel roads and though the tributaries and the main stem of the Red River are rising, at this point it appears serious flooding is not likely.

That is a much different outcome than what was expected this winter. Wheeler says flooding concerns really started to ramp up in mid-winter as the result of above average snowfall. But, he says as the winter progressed, the snowpack did not get deeper. He notes the Fargo area had a number of blizzards after the middle of January, but most of them produced very little snowfall.

ll play out. However, Wheeler says unless they get a heavy rainstorm or snowstorm, the Red River should be in pretty good shape up to the Canadian border.

"Right now I think there is cautious optimism that there isn't going to be much flooding," adds Wheeler.