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Crests approach but risk of major danger fades

Red River at Winnipeg

Levels in feet above normal winter ice level at the James Avenue monitoring station:

Brandon Sun Water begins to flow freely of the Dinsdale Park dam as warm weather and rain melt the river ice on the Assinboine River on Tuesday. (Bruce Bumstead/Brandon Sun)

BRUCE BUMSTEAD/BRANDON SUN

Brandon Sun Water begins to flow freely of the Dinsdale Park dam as warm weather and rain melt the river ice on the Assinboine River on Tuesday. (Bruce Bumstead/Brandon Sun)

The rising Red River on the stairs that lead to the flooded walkway under the Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge. story Wayne Glowacki/ Winnipeg Free Press April 29 2013�

The rising Red River on the stairs that lead to the flooded walkway under the Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge. story Wayne Glowacki/ Winnipeg Free Press April 29 2013�

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Saturday, April 27 (7 a.m.): 6.54 feet

Tuesday, April 30 (7 a.m.): 17 feet

Expected crest (some time in May): 18.2-20.5 feet

Record crest during floodway era (May 3, 1997): 24.5 feet

Pre-floodway record crest (May 22, 1826): 37 feet

In the last three days:

UP 10.5 FEET

Red River at Fargo

Levels in feet above river bottom:

Saturday, April 27 (11 a.m.): 24 feet

Tuesday, April 30 (11 a.m.): 33.1 feet

Expected crest (today): 33.3 feet

Record crest (March 28, 2009): 40.84 feet

In the last three days:

UP 9.1 FEET

Assiniboine River at Brandon

Levels in feet above sea level at the First Street Bridge:

Saturday, April 27 (prior to 8 a.m.): 1,165.7 feet

Tuesday, April 30 (prior to 8 a.m.): 1,169.2 feet

Expected crest (some time in May): Up to 1,174.2 feet

Record crest (May 15, 2011): 1,182.9 feet

In the last three days:

UP 3.5 FEET

-- sources: City of Winnipeg; City of Brandon; Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation; U.S. National Weather Service

-- compiled by Bartley Kives

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 1, 2013 A3

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