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Published April 07, 2011, 10:28 AM

Area River Levels and Forecast (04/07)

Updated 5:10 p.m. Thursday

All levels from National Weather Service updated as of 5:10 p.m. Thursday


Grand Forks

The Red River at Grand Forks/East Grand Forks stands at 39.33 ft. Flood stage is 28 ft. Moderate flood stage is 40 ft. NWS has increased its predicted level from 50.8 ft. to 51 ft. NWS says it could reach that level by Tuesday.

The flood walls in GF/EGF protect the city up to 63 ft.

The Point Bridge will be closed at 10 a.m. Friday.

Fargo

The Red at Fargo is at 36.20 ft. Major flooding stage is 30 ft. NWS predicts it could reach 39.5 ft. by Sunday. On Thursday, the expected crest level according to the National Weather Service was lowered to 39-40 ft. It was previously 39-41 ft. In 2009, the Red at Fargo crested at 40.84 ft. The second highest crest was 39.72 ft. in April 1997.

Other area levels

From south to north

Red River at Wahpeton: 15.64 ft. Flood stage: 10 ft. Projected to be near 16 ft. by next Thursday.

Wild Rice River at Abercrombie: 25.69 ft. Flood stage: 10 ft. Projected to begin receding by Friday. Major flooding stage is 18 ft.

Sheyenne River at Kindred: 18.70 ft. Flood stage: 16 ft. Projected to be near moderate flood stage at 21 ft. by Sunday.

Maple River at Enderlin: 12.68 ft. Flood stage: 9.5 ft. Projected to be near major flood stage, around 13.5 ft., by between Friday night and Saturday.

South Buffalo River at Sabin: 14.23 ft. Flood stage: 12 ft. Projected to be near 15 ft., by Monday.

Buffalo River at Hawley: 8.10 ft. Flood stage: 7 ft. Projected to be around 10 ft. by sometime Monday. Moderate flood stage is 9 ft.

Maple River near Mapleton: 910.04 ft. Flood stage: 905 ft. Major flood stage is 910 ft. Projected to level off and recede starting Friday.

Buffalo River near Dilworth: 21.95 ft. Flood stage: 12 ft. Projected to continue receding.

Sheyenne River at Harwood: 890.90 ft. Flood stage: 884 ft. Projected to rise to 891.5 ft. Friday.

Wild Rice River at Hendrum: 30.74 ft. Flood stage: 20 ft. Projected to be near major flood stage, 32 ft., by Friday into Saturday.

Red River at Halstad: 35.92 ft. Flood stage: 26 ft. Projected to be around 40 ft., within major flood stage, by sometime Sunday.

Goose River at Hillsboro: 12.46 ft. Flood stage: 10 ft. Projected to reach 16.5 ft. by Sunday. The record stage is 16.8 ft.

Marsh River at Shelly: 19.40 ft. Flood stage: 14 ft. Projected to be near major flood stage, 22.5 ft., by Saturday before receding.

Sandhill River at Climax: 19.61 ft. Flood stage: 20 ft. Projected to reach 33 ft. by Monday or Tuesday. That would be in major flood stage.

Red Lake River at Crookston: 16.84 ft. Flood stage: 15 ft. Projected to stay within flood stage, reaching near 20 ft. by Sunday before receding.

Red River at Oslo: 34.57 ft. Flood stage: 26 ft. Projected to reach 38 ft., within major flooding stage, by Tuesday into Wednesday. The record stage is 38.4 ft.

Park River at Grafton: 10.47 ft. Flood stage: 12 ft. Projected to reach moderate flood stage, 13.5 ft, by Tuesday.

Red River at Drayton: 36.07 ft. Flood stage: 32 ft. Projected to reach moderate flood stage, 38 ft., by Saturday. Could be nearing major flood stage, 42 ft., by Wednesday.

Two Rivers River at Hallock: 807.33 ft. Flood stage: 802 ft. Projected to reach around 808 ft. by Friday or Saturday. Major flood stage is 810 ft.

Red River at Pembina: 43.43 ft. Flood stage: 42 ft. Projected to be in moderate flood stage at 49.7 ft., by Wednesday. NWS says a crest is possible late next week but hasn't been predicted yet.

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