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Published March 30, 2011, 09:45 PM

Red River at Grand Forks Enters Flood Stage

The Red River at Grand Forks and East Grand Forks is now in flood stage, rising above the mark of 28 feet. At around 33 feet, agricultural flooding between Oslo and Grand Forks will begin.

By: WDAZ Staff Report, WDAZ

The Red River at Grand Forks and East Grand Forks is now in flood stage, rising above the mark of 28 feet. At around 33 feet, agricultural flooding between Oslo and Grand Forks will begin.

The Red is forecast to be near 32 feet by Wednesday. If the river rises to 38 feet, the floodwalls will be closed.

The Red Lake River at Crookston was 14.3 feet at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Flood stage there is 15 feet. The Red Lake is forecast to be at flood stage by Thursday evening.

The Red River at Oslo stood at 26.55 feet at 9:15 p.m. At that level County Road 2 south of Oslo is closed in sections 2 and 11 of Pulaski Township.

The National Weather Service Wednesday issued a flood warning for some rivers in North Dakota and Minnesota. The warning is in effect for the following rivers:

Red River at Fargo affecting Clay and Cass counties

Red River at Grand Forks/East Grand Forks affecting Polk and Grand Forks counties.

Red River at Oslo affecting Marshall, Polk, Walsh and Grand Forks counties.

Buffalo River near Hawley and Dilworth.

The Two Rivers River near Hallock affecting Kittson County.

The Wild River River at Abercrombie affecting Richland County.


The National Weather Service says their forecast does not account for ice jams, which can quickly raise river levels with little or no notice.

For your safety, don't travel through flooded areas. Residents in the Red River Valley should continue to monitor river levels and, if needed, be ready to move to a higher and safer location.

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