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Red River in Fargo Reaches Preliminary Crest

April 10, 2011 1:19 PM | News

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River in Fargo-Moorhead reached a preliminary crest of 38.75 feet Saturday evening, the U.S. National Weather Service reported.


The crest came at 6:15 p.m. CT and by Sunday, levels were starting to drop. The latest reading at noon was 38.5 feet, with major flooding still expected to occur over the next seven days.

The NWS warns while river levels are slowing decreasing, fluctuations are still possible and the city will remain under a flood warning until the river gets below 30 feet.

A Winnipegger took this photo on I-29 near Fargo on Sunday, April 10, 2011. (DALE BURGOS / TWITTER)

Additional precipitation later today won’t be a welcome sight to many homeowners working to ensure their sandbag dikes hold up, but it’s not expected to create much havoc, with less than an inch projected.

Fargo experienced its top crest at 40.84 feet in 2009.

Outside of the Fargo-Moorhead area, highways have been shut down due to overland flooding, including the direct link to the city on I-29 at Harwood, N.D., about 15 minutes north of Fargo. Several smaller roadways in Cass County were also closed Sunday, with reports of three to four inches of water covering many access roads and making for up to 60 miles of roadway impassable.

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