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Published March 13, 2010, 08:43 PM

Red River At Fargo At Minor Flood Stage

The National Weather Service says the Red River at Fargo has risen into a minor flood stage.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The National Weather Service says the Red

River at Fargo has risen into a minor flood stage.

Forecaster Bill Barrett said Saturday that it's still just the

beginning of things and noted that at the 18-foot level, which the

river crossed overnight, there are some street closings.

The river in Fargo-Moorhead is expected to rise more than 10

feet in the next week and cause moderate flooding. Major flood

stage in Fargo-Moorhead is 30 feet. The weather service projects

that the river will hit 28.9 feet by next Friday evening. Last

spring, the Red hit a record 40.84 feet.

Residents in the nation's midsection are preparing for rising

waters this spring where rivers such as the Red, the Mississippi

and the Missouri flow through populated areas.

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