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Red River crests at U.S. border

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Jeremy Botelho relaxes in the sun, watching ice float by on the swollen Red River at Kildonan Park last Friday.

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Jeremy Botelho relaxes in the sun, watching ice float by on the swollen Red River at Kildonan Park last Friday. Photo Store

The Red River has crested earlier than expected at the Canada-U.S. border, at a level slightly below the peak of the 2005 summer flood.

The Red River crested at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday at 46.0 feet at Pembina, N.D., according to the U.S. National Weather Service, which was expecting a crest at the border community on May 10.

That level is the 14th-highest crest recorded at Pembina and is 0.15 feet below the peak of the July 2005 flood, which was caused by heavy rains, not snowmelt.

The crest at the border further illustrates the diminishing flood threat in Manitoba’s portion of the Red River Valley.

As of 3:26 p.m. Wednesday, the Red River in Winnipeg stood at 17.8 feet above normal winter ice level at the James Avenue monitoring station. The highest recorded level within Winnipeg this spring was 18.8 feet, recorded on April 30.

Manitoban flood authorities did not even mention the Red River in its Wednesday flood statement, which focused on the Swan River region, the Souris River and Pipestone Creek.

 

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