May 24, 2015


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Red's expected crest downgraded again in Fargo

U.S. flood forecasters have once again downgraded the expected crest of the Red River in Fargo this weekend.

The U.S. National Weather Service said it expects the Red to crest somewhere between 39 and 40 feet on Sunday, the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead reported.

The Red River was almost touching the bottom of the12th Avenue North toll bridge in Fargo Monday afternoon.

DAVE WALLIS / THE FORUM.

The Red River was almost touching the bottom of the12th Avenue North toll bridge in Fargo Monday afternoon.

These fields sit heavy with water Thursday as they wait to drain into the Wild Rice River east of Horace, N.D., and eventually the Red River.

MICHAEL VOSBURG / THE FORUM / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

These fields sit heavy with water Thursday as they wait to drain into the Wild Rice River east of Horace, N.D., and eventually the Red River.

A pit off of South University Drive is a flurry of activity Thursday as the City of Fargo, N.D., scrambles to complete emergency levies before an expected weekend crest of the Red River.

MICHAEL VOSBURG / THE FORUM / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A pit off of South University Drive is a flurry of activity Thursday as the City of Fargo, N.D., scrambles to complete emergency levies before an expected weekend crest of the Red River.

That’s down from a previous prediction of a 39- to 41-foot crest.

The record crest in Fargo, set in 2009, was 40.84 feet. The city is protected against a 42-foot crest, just to be safe.

The Forum also reported a 73-year-old Minnesota man died while sandbagging on Wednesday in a community on the northern outskirts of Fargo-Moorhead.

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